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300 shops sealed at Jagdish Market

300 shops sealed at Jagdish Market
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The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) sealed over 300 shops at Jagdish Market in Abids on Thursday for non-payment of property tax. “The shopkeepers owe a sum of Rs 2 crore. Despite being served notices several times, the shop owners failed to cough up property tax,” deputy municipal commissioner Sailaja said.

Crackdown on property tax defaulters

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) sealed over 300 shops at Jagdish Market in Abids on Thursday for non-payment of property tax. “The shopkeepers owe a sum of Rs 2 crore. Despite being served notices several times, the shop owners failed to cough up property tax,” deputy municipal commissioner Sailaja said.

Shopkeepers protesting at the market

Considered India’s biggest cell phone market, the area wore a deserted look on Thursday. Shopkeepers meanwhile held a demonstration against the closure. They claimed that no notice was served to them. Some of the shopkeepers lamented that they were being unduly targeted despite paying the taxes promptly. The protesters included roadside mobile phone vendors who too were evicted from the market as part of the drive.

Cops outside a sealed shop

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