Over 500 meat and chicken shops were allegedly shut down by Shiv Sena workers in view of the Navratri festival.
The workers on Thursday assembled at Palam Vihar and forced shut down of meat markets in Surat Nagar, Ashok Vihar, Sector 5 and 9, Pataudi Chowk, Jacobpura, Sadar Bazaar, Khandsa Anaj Mandi, bus stand, DLF area, Sohna and Sector 14 market.
General secretary and spokesperson of Shiv Sena Gurgaon wing Ritu Raj said that they had served notices to every meat and chicken shop. "This time we have not served notices to restaurants and other food chains which serve chicken as it is not seen openly. One will have to face consequences in case he does not follow instructions," he said.
Had given memorandum to Gurugram admin demanding shutting down of illegal meat shops in view of Navratri-Ritu Raj (Shiv Sena spox, Gurugram) pic.twitter.com/DgVvm2b1D0— ANI (@ANI) September 22, 2017
The Shiv Sainiks also served notices to owners of non-vegetarian food outlets, asking them to close down their shops till the nine-day Navratra festival is over.
"We had on Tuesday served a memorandum to Gurgaon Deputy Commissioner Vinay Pratap Singh demanding shutting down of raw meat shops for the next 9 days but the administration did not direct the meat shop owners to shut down," Raj said. A senior police officer told PTI, "We are looking into the matter. No one is authorised to take law into his own hands."
50% of shops in Old Gurugram were already closed, those open were made to close by us: Ritu Raj (Shiv Sena spokesperson, Gurugram wing) pic.twitter.com/Px3dMeEgOR— ANI (@ANI) September 22, 2017
He said if the shops were forcefully shut down by the workers of the Shiv Sena, strict against would be taken against them and added that they were waiting for a complaint to be lodged in this regard.