Taking Navratri as an excuse, over 500 meat and chicken shops in Gurgaon were allegedly shut down by Shiv Sena workers for on Thursday.
“We have served notices to every meat and chicken shop. This time we have not served notices to restaurants, such as KFC and other food chains which serve chicken in their restaurants as it is not seen openly. One will have to face consequences in case he does not follow instructions,” general secretary and spokesperson of Shiv Sena Gurgaon wing Ritu Raj told.
The sainiks also served notices to owners of non-vegetarian food outlets, asking them to close down their shops till nine-day Navratri is over.
The Shiv Sena workers 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.
“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 in view of Navratri but the district administration did not direct the meat shop owners to shut down,” Raj said.
A senior police officer told ,”We are looking into the matter and no one is authorised to take law into his own hands. If the shops were forcefully shut down by the workers of Shiv Sena, we will take strict action against them and are awaiting for the complaint to be registered in this regard.”