Cops in coma as theft cases increase in Mussoorie
MUSSOORIE, 22 Dec: Not a week had passed when two shops here were burgled by unknown thieves, and yet another incident took place last night of attempted burglary. The thieves tried to break into the Nirankari Cottage Emporium, an antique shop located on Mall Road. The shutter was broken, but the proprietor Harnam Singh was lucky that nothing was stolen because the thieves could not open the centre lock of the shutter. According to Singh, when he arrived in the morning to open the shop, he found that locks were in broken condition but nothing was gone.
Members of the Traders’ Association including Sarojini Kaintura, Gulab Singh Panwar, Gaurav Aggarwal, Sunil Arora, Naresh Bachani, Gaurav Garg, Manoj Agarwal, Rajkumar Juneja, Atul Hari, Sunil Arora, Aman Deep Chandok and others were agitated at the recent spate of thefts in the erstwhile peaceful town of Mussoorie. Manmohan Singh Mall said that the incidents of theft were on the increase and the police was unable to do anything even in the centre of the town.
The traders have called for a dharna at Kulri Bazaar, tomorrow, in protest against the recent incidents.
However, sources on condition of anonymity in the police department have said that these recent incidents of theft were suspicious and could have something to do with insurance claims.
Harnam Singh refuted the claim and said that the thought he would do it for insurance was preposterous, as nothing was stolen from his shop.