The traders were held on Sunday afternoon when the police was patrolling the area
Vadodara: City police on Sunday booked 12 persons who had allegedly encroached upon the road in Mangal Bazaar and blocking traffic movement through narrow lanes of the market.
Police said that a team of City police station was patrolling in the busy Mangal Bazaar on Sunday afternoon.
They noticed several vendors who were either squatting on road or had placed their carts for business.
Police said that the vendors were asked to wind up their business as they were blocking the road, resulting in traffic jam.
Offences were registered at City police station for obstructing public way against these 12 vendors.
On the other hand, vendors alleged that they were taken to the police station and beaten up by cops.
“The cops beat us with belt and wooden sticks inside the police station. We are only doing business and if police think that we have done something wrong they may book us, but why should they resort to violence,” said one of the vendors.
Police have, however, refuted the allegations.