The Puducherry Traders Federation has urged Chief Minister N Rangasamy to put an end to the rowdy menace by firmly implementing the Goondas Act and take steps to maintain law and order.
In a memorandum submitted to the CM, Traders Federation general secretary, S Balou and president M Sivasankar sought immediate steps to streamline and simplify the enforcement of Goondas Act, as done in the neighbouring state. A time frame from planning the proposal till arrest of the accused under the Goondas Act should be fixed and strictly complied with, they said, and added that overhauling of prison administration may be taken up to effectively check the use of cellphone inside the jail.
The traders, after meeting CM, also submitted memorandums to Chief Secretary Chetan B Sanghi and Inspector General of Police, Ranveer Singh Krishnia.
They demanded a periodical meeting of chief secretary, law secretary, IGP and chief judge to review law and order situation and take collective measures. They said it would go a long way in preventing crimes. They demanded setting up of Traders Welfare Board on the lines of those set up in the neighbouring states.
“In the recent past, rowdies and gangs threaten businessmen to pay huge sum as mamool. If it is not given, they attack and even try to murder business community. Lot of showrooms and hotels were damaged due to their activity in the recent past,” the memorandum said.