VELLORE: Over 300 traders from the Kuttaimedu area in the Fort City downed their shutters on Tuesday, protesting against ‘harassment by miscreants.’ The traders alleged that some rowdy elements were threatening them and demanding ‘mamool’ on and off. Recently, a merchant in the locality was also attacked by a miscreant.
Secretary of the Vellore district unit of the Tamil Nadu Vanigar Sangangalin Peramaippu, Gnanavelu said, the traders were being subjected to these kind of harassment by miscreants. Three months ago, four traders in Nethaji market had received knife injuries from miscreants. Traders of Salavanpettai were annoyed that they would not be able to continue with their profession if the police did not arrest the miscreants.
The closure was to seek protection for the traders, he added further.
Gnanavelu said, the traders of Vellore would be sending mass e-post to the CM and the State police chief, to provide protection besides arresting the miscreants.