Shopkeepers hail police action against anti-social activity on Old Station Road
Margao: A day after a group of sex workers, including transgender people, created a row at the Margao police station alleging they were harassed by the uniformed men, a group of shopkeepers from the old railway station road of the city supported the police to clear the area of prostitution and anti-social activities.
Led by Bushan Karapurkar and Satish Nerulkar, the traders hailed the action initiated by the Margao police to clear the old station road of illegalities. Both Satish and Bushan said they were forced to close their establishments at 7 p.m. due to rising anti-social activities on Station Road.
“Traders on the Old Station Road demand that Margao Police raise a whip against prostitution, illegal and anti-social activities on the road. Decent families avoid taking the old station road because of anti-social activities,” they claimed, demanding that the police drive the current ride to its logical conclusion.
Satish added: “We heard from the media that a group of women protested at Margao police station last night. We came to the police station to support the police campaign to clear the station road of all anti-social activities.
Bushan pointed out that he was attacked by one of the people for bringing up the issue of people’s safety and security on the old station road.
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