Baramulla, Nov 17: Shopkeepers in apple township of Sopore in this north Kashmir district on Tuesday protested and blocked main road against sudden spate in burglary incidents in the town, official sources said.
They said shopkeepers were this morning shocked after they found their shops looted by the burglars during the intervening of Monday and Tuesday. Raising slogans against the administration, the agitated shopkeepers assembled at Shah Faisal Market alleged that despite complaints about the movement of criminals and other anti social elements, authorities had failed to take any precautionary measure to prevent burglary incidents.
The agitators who had blocked main Sopore-Nowpora road claimed a number of shops were looted. The burglars looted cash, cloths, readymade garments and grocery items, the shopkeepers said and urged police to intensify night patrolling in the markets to prevent such burglary incidents.
Meanwhile, President of Sopore Economic Alliance (SEA) Mohammad Ashraf expressing concern over the burglary incidents, demanded thorough investigation to arrest the culprits.
Police has registered a case and started investigation, sources said adding a massive hunt has been launched to nab the burglars.