THOUSANDS of mobile sets muggers take away daily from people throughout the country. Laptops are also being snatched.
The question is how do the snatchers dispose them of. They must have ready buyers. The mobile/laptop markets are allegedly their buyers.
Whenever the police lay hands on those markets, shopkeepers argue that all of them are not culprits. But some shopkeepers in the markets are surely and certainly the buyers. Mobile market associations and the chambers of commerce and industry should be taken into confidence to find out the black sheep among them and take action against them.
The beneficiaries are clear. The government should resist pressures from market associations to resort to strikes etc and punish the culprits.