The Jammu Jewellers have decided to reopen their shops and business establishments from tomorrow ending their six day strike.
The Jewllers had closed their shops on November 11 after Income Tax Department raided several business establishments over reports of alleged surplus gold purchase, money laundering and illegal profiting by some Jewelers to adjust the black money of influential people, following demonetization of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes.
As per sources, Jammu Chamber of Commerce & Industry (JCCI) convened a meeting with All Jewellers' Association to discuss the problems being faced by general public due to closure of jewellery shops.
Representatives of Jewelers Association informed CCI president, Rakesh Gupta that some influential persons forced jewelers do unethical practice and sell gold against old currency, which is banned.
They also informed JCCI president that government department including Income Tax and Vigilance also harassed the traders.
After listening problems of Jewelers, president JCCI appealed the community to reopen their business establishments to ease suffering of people in view of ongoing marriage season, to which they agreed.