Hundreds of petty businessmen of Lower Haflong Road side Market kept their shops closed in demand of immediate transfer of Railway Doctor Rajib Mitra on Tuesday.
It is alleged that Dr Rajib Mitra, a doctor of Railway Health Unit, Lower Haflong has been threatening these businessmen of and on as these businessmen are doing their business on Railway land with valid lease. Dr Mitra who directly or indirectly running a business establishment in the name of Co-operative society always disturb these businessmen and force them to purchase goods from his establishment. And also force them not to sale those goods which are dealt by Dr Mitra to monopolize the business.
It is to be mentioned here that hundreds of unemployed youths of Lower Haflong have been engaged them in various business to earn their livelihood and was doing this for a longtime undisrupted but their dreams short-lived as Dr Mitra began his mischievous activities with these youths and began to threat of shutting down their business.
As the accumulated ire among the people of Lower Haflong as well as the helpless businessmen totally lost the limit of tolerance and began to shout slogans etc against Mitra and demanded immediate transfer of Mitra. They speaking to the media expressed serious concern over the autocratic attitude of the Dr Mitra and also argued why the Dr Mitra, physician by profession needs to do business by suppressing the needy youths who are doing business for their livelihood.
Meanwhile, all the businessmen approached the Deputy Commissioner and the Superintendent of Police and sought immediate intervention.
Dr Mitra on the other hand denied the allegations labeled against him by the people but he failed to answer the media persons who asked him why he is being the centre of controversy repeatedly.