Haridwar, December 29
In protest against the thrashing of two employees of a sweets shop allegedly by a policeman late last night, traders, local residents and social activists staged a protest here today. Traders have warned of a bandh tomorrow if the police did not take any action.

According to information, the incident took place late last night when a policeman, accompanied by two others, went to Brijwasi sweets shop situated at Chandracharya chowk and demanded sweets free of cost. When the shop employees, Gopal Semwal and Dhirendra, told him that they could not give sweets to him as the shop owner was not there, the policeman identified as Sushil allegedly thrashed the duo. He allegedly warned the employees of dire consequences if they reported the matter to anyone.
Traders, under the umbrella of the Chandracharya Vyapar Sangh, met SP Kiran Lal Shah today and informed him about the matter. SP Shah has assured them of prompt action in this regard.
Shop owner Uday Ram Semwal said if the police did not take any action against the policeman by tomorrow, they would block traffic at Chandracharya chowk.
Small-scale Traders' Association president Sanjay Chopra demanded the dismissal of the policeman. City Congress president OP Chauhan also sought an explanation from SSP, Haridwar, Arun Mohan Joshi over this matter.

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