TURA, Dec 22: Angered at some miscreants who demanded money as well as the lack of adequate security traders of Williamnagar shut their shops in protest on Friday afternoon.
The shutting down of the entire market created quite a buzz mainly due to it being close to the main festival, Christmas.
According to locals, a group of miscreants identifying themselves as members of a local NGO went to various shops and began demanding money. When some shopkeepers refused, they forcefully took things from their shops while also hurling the choicest abuses at them.
The matter led to shop owners quickly meeting and in protest shutting down shops due to a lack of security. However after extra security was provided, the traders later in the afternoon opened their shops.
Confirming the incident, the superintendent of police, East Garo Hills, Ringrang TG Momin stated that the matter had been sorted out and security was being tightened.
“There was a communication gap between the OC and shop owners that led to the shops shutting down. The matter has been sorted and things are back to normal,” confirmed Ringrang.
He also added that shop owners had been requesting for adequate security due to it being Christmas time and the lack of it this morning had led to some miscreants taking advantage and creating a ruckus at various shops.