Aiming at checking the spike in crime incidents reported in Bengali Square area, the Palasia police would now join hands with their counterparts from Khajrana and Kanadia to free the area from the menace of goons, drug-addicts and drunkards.
The square connects several upmarket areas including Sanchar Nagar, Manawta Nagar, Gulmohar Colony, Kanadia, Bengali Colony etc to Ring Road.
The decision was taken after a group of 50 traders from Bengali square area staged a protest at Palasia police station. They demanded immediate arrest of those involved in recent murder of vegetable vendor Rampal Mansare.
They sought stepped up security in the area and demanded police to keep round the clock vigil in the wake of heightened criminal activities in the locality.
The protesters claimed that with the presence of a country liquor shop and a foreign liquor shop, the anti-social elements are thriving in the area.
Annu Gehlot, who led the protestors, claimed that due to the growing menace of goons, vegetable vendor Rampal was stabbed to death by miscreants in full public view on Dec 9. Drug addicts keep troubling traders and passersby since evening, Gehlot alleged.
The group handed over a memorandum (addressed to SP West) to the Palasia Town Inspector Shivpal Singh Kushwah demanding heightened police patrolling in the area and establishment of a police post at the square.
Trader Vishwajit Malik told dna that activities of goons are quite common in the area and claimed that a few days ago, the miscreants had fired shots at the police personnel at the liquor shop.
He demanded that commercial establishments should be ordered to close down by 11pm so that untoward incidents could be averted. TI Palasia police station said that establishment of police post at Bengali Square would be discussed with the TIs from Khajrana and Kanadia Road police stations and with IMC.
He assured that presence of PCR van would be ensured for longer hours in the troubled area, especially in the late evening hours prone to criminal activities.
“Close to 150 persons have been questioned in connection with the murder of the vegetable vendor and the mystery would be cracked soon,” he assured.
What the traders demand?
Immediate arrest of persons involved in murder of vegetable murder
Round the clock police vigil in wake of heightened criminal activities in the area
Closure of commercial establishments by 11 pm to avoid untoward incidents in the locality.