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Protest over burglars set shop on fire

HT Correspondent   Bathinda , March 19, 2013
First Published: 21:28 IST(19/3/2013) | Last Updated: 21:32 IST(19/3/2013)

Shopkeepers held protest regard to an unidentified person who set the cyber cafe on fire after theft. This incident took place today morning in Nayi Basti street no. 6.
Residents of the colony blamed the police department for increased number of such theft incidents in the area. They protested by locking shops and blocking the street from both the sides.
Speaking to the owner of the cyber cafe, Sumit Garg, he said, "As per daily schedule on Monday night I locked my café and received call on Tuesday morning that my shop has caught fire. I hurried to the spot and fire brigade department was trying to controlling the fire"
"After controlling the fire it was found that one computer, speaker, CCTV camera, one LCD is missing from the shop but due to fire nine computers, Photostat machine and almost all the material has burnt. I have to bear loss of 5 to 6 lac rupees"
On receiving the theft information, Kotwali, SHO, Jaspal Singh reviewed the spot of incident.
In the afternoon shopkeepers jammed mall road. Police officials were unable to satisfy the protestors. Commuters have to suffer for almost hour due to this protest.
SP City, Dharamvir Singh and DSP City, Gurmeet Singh listened to the people and overlooked at the spot, assured them to provide the police security. They installed two patrolling parties at the spot.

Speaking to SHO, Kotwali, Jaspal Singh, he said, "We have registered FIR against unknown person under 436, 457 and 380 IPC. We are trying to find out those burglars who are recently on bail. We are also searching previous records of few thieves."

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