Serial theft cases inSomwarpet

Traders blame police for the incident, warn of protest

In a serial theft case, miscreants broke open six shops in the heart of Somwarpet in the wee hours of Friday.

According to police, the miscreants broke open the doors of Ashirvad near private bus stand, Sumukh Medicals, Lucky grocery shop and fled with the cash.

Though a CCTV camera was installed in a shop, nothing has been recorded as the owner had switched it off before locking the shop at night.

The miscreants have also broke open Yogesh footwear and Quality coffee powder mill in the vicinity.

This apart, they have broke open the Deepu and Naveen grocery shops at Beetikatte junction and stole the money.

In protest against the serial theft incidents, the traders under the aegis of Chamber of Commerce, staged a protest against the police near private bus stand till noon.

Addressing the protesters, Chamber President Manu Kumar Rai cirticised the police as the CCTV cameras installed by the police are not working due to disconnection drive of Chescom due to non-payment of electricity bills by the police.

The traders also threatened to intensify the protest, if more theft incidents were reported in the town.

DySP Muralidhar and finger print experts visited the spot.

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