Kolkata: Huge amount of money was taken from traders of Bagri marker in the name of fire safety. In a word, Rs 40 for per square foot and Rs 1400 for rent was taken from traders. But Bagri market owner Radha Bagre did not do anything for safety purpose. As a result, 600 hundreds traders future are now in danger.
The Bagri market traders burst into anger against the Bagre family, the owner of the Bagri Market. Market associate president Asutosh Singh said, “I have not seen anyone’s face in the last one year. They took the money from us and we also gave them. Now what results we got?”
Traders also alleged that Bagri Market toilets was also given to the lease. According to sources, not only this Bagri Market, they have also three market buildings in Bura-bazar area.
Ashutosh Singh said, “We had 600 shops here and warehouses are about 900. From all of this they charged Rs 40 per square foot. We did not hesitate to pay the money. ” He also added that they took extra light bill from us. Ashutosh Singh alleged that traders lodged complaint at police station many times but police did not response in time.