A mobile shop on Anna Salai was ransacked by miscreants on Wednesday night. According to Superintendent of Police S Ramaraj, the shop owner, Anbazhagan, in his complaint, claimed that unidentified persons had threatened him asking for Pongal Mamool, which he refused to pay, following which the shop was attacked.
He said one of the suspected persons allegedly involved in the crime was being interrogated. However, no arrests had been made so far. One of the employees of the shop on Thursday morning told Express that the attackers broke the glasses of the showcases in which mobiles were kept.He claimed the damages were yet to be assessed.
Meanwhile, members of the local shop owners association, led by Aghagiri, Rajsekar and Dakshinamurthy, staged a road blockade on the busy Anna Salai on Thursday morning.
Police personnel led by Inspector Angappan pacified them by assuring them action against the guilty in the incident.
In the recent past, there were several incidents in which businessmen were threatened by rowdies for hefty mamool.
According to the police, the businessmen often did not come forward to inform them about such threats.