The Municipal council (MC) on Tuesday removed encroachments and haphazardly scattered goods on roads and street at main markets of the town.
The civic body decided to remove the encroachments after issuing repeated warnings to businessmen in the past. However, members of the Beopar Mandal alleged that the MC has taken action without issuing any notice.
Member of the mandal later on closed all shops and shouted slogans against civic body's action at Chohatta Bazaar.
Later on, the members of the mandal met with the officials of the civic body at MC auditorium and officiating executive officer Ajay Parashar agreed to return the seized goods with a warning.
Meanwhile, various social and volunteer organisations of the town have appreciated the move and criticised the mandal protest. These organisations have termed it as a pressure technique to forcethe civic body to avoid taking any legal action against the encroachments.
The MC challaned nearly 22 shopkeepers over selling goods on the road and 3 shopkeepers were fined for using plastic material and envelopes.
The members of the mandal also submitted their suggestions that MC should mark yellow line in front of the shops so that shopkeepers might know their limit.
Mandal chief Ashok Kumar said the civic body's action was against the law and proper instruction should have been issued prior of the action.
MC officiating officier Ajay Parashar said, “The administration always issues warnings and request the shopkeepers to follow notifications issued by the administration. Violation of the law will not be tolerated in future.”