Chennai: Municipal authorities in Tiruchengode in the district sealed a four-storied building following a Madras High court order, but their action drew the ire of traders, including those of computer services stores in the complex as the officials downed the shutters and locked them before they could remove their goods from shops.
The High court on a petition had directed the municipality to seal the four-storied building on S.S.T. Road in Tiruchengode as the construction was allegedly an encroachment on a piece of land belonging to three persons - Rajagopal, Sankaranarayanan and Veeramani.
Complying with the High Court’s orders, the authorities sealed the building floor-by-floor, on Thursday, but those whose shops were housed in that complex could not remove their goods before this took place. This left a lot of the owners irate.
This reportedly led to heated argument between the shop owners and the municipal staff, but the latter brooked no interference.
The firmness with which the officials sealed the building sparked tension in the area, but no damage was done reportedly....