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Day after Mayapuri clashes, traders shift their goods

New Delhi: A day after the clash in Mayapuri area in West Delhi, an uneasy calm prevailed in the area as traders were seen shifting their goods from the shops to other places. Meanwhile, the city police continued their investigation to get further clues in the incident. At Mayapuri Industrial Area Phase-2, many traders were seen removing goods from their shops to some godowns or other places.

Amit Singh who deals in motor vehicle parts business was one such trader. He was loading goods on a truck from his shop. "If sealing takes place, I will have at least something to sell and feed my family,"

said Singh.

Another trader Rohan Dua was also loading goods on rickshaws with his son. He said, "I have no money stored in my house. All the funds I spent on building this shop."

Sarabjeet Singh, another shopkeeper, said that not all but those shopkeepers who did not have any money to feed their family are shifting things to other places.

Many of the traders were also found searching godowns so that they can shift their goods. "Godown owners are now taking hefty amounts," said Billa, another trader.

Meanwhile, small groups of people were sitting at different places in the industrial area and discussing the Saturday incident which left several people injured. Traders further said that from one shop around 5-10 families get food.

Replying to the question related to pollution in Mayapuri industrial area, the 62-year-old Gurdeep Singh said that for several years he had been doing business here but was never affected by any kind of pollution. The Delhi Police personnel were also found sitting in different places in the industrial area to avert any untoward incident.

Traders also said that after the incident blame -game is going on in the case. The traders also claimed that the next sealing can take place on Monday.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (West) Monika Bharadwaj said that they are investigating the case from all angles. Sources said that senior-level officers also held a meeting to make sure that such kind of incident did not happen in future. "Some footages are also being scanned," added sources.

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