Sotiganj Shopowners Seek Nod to Move to Other Business
Meerut | December 18,2021 : Following a crackdown on illegal trade, around 50 owners of auto-parts shops at Meerut’s Sotiganj Market have sought district administration’s permission to reopen their shops to sell garments, shoes, sweets or groceries. Scrap dealers in Sotiganj market have put up posters saying they have never traded stolen vehicles and will not do in future. This come days after massive crackdown by police. Market is infamous for trade of vehicles stolen from Delhi NCR
We have decided to change our business from selling auto parts to items like shoes, as we have families to feed. We are ready to do whatever the local administration wants us to do for sustenance,” said Tahir Abbas, president of Sotiganj Market Association.
“Our market has earned a bad name because of the nefarious activities of a handful of people. We are of strict opinion that those who are involved in criminal activities in the garb of selling auto parts should be dealt with a firm hand,” said Murasaleen, the general secretary of the local traders’ association.
Prime Minister Narendra praised the BJP government in the state for its crackdown on the illegal trade of auto parts, saying that it showed the Adityanath government’s successful drive towards improving the law and order in the state.