QAZIGUND: Burglars in Qazigund broke into seven shops, catching police in slumber, and looted cash and other goods worth lakhs of rupees. The incident sparked massive protests while traders alleged that police have miserably failed to protect the civilian properties.
Protesters told Kashmir Observer that burglars broke open seven shops including a mobile store, readymade garments and provisional stores and looted electronic and other goods including cells phones, and cash from them.
The shops belonged to Arshid Hussain Wani, Bashir Rather, Shafi Khan, Rasool Wagay, Sultan Hajam, Azad Hussain Mir and Ajaz Ahmed, said a trader.
The traders criticized police for failing to guard the market despite it being in the heart of the town. The shopkeepers asked police to step in and nab the burglars, and the stolen goods from them.
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