Jamshedpur: Members of Singhbhum Chamber of Commerce and Industries staged dharna at Postal Park, Bistupur, on Friday to protest e-commerce, especially online retail business.
Led by the Chamber president Suresh Sonthalia, the outfit members handed over a memorandum addressed to the Prime Minister to the deputy commissioner of East Singhbhum Dr Amitabh Kaushal.
The traders said online retail trade was adversely affecting the traditional retail businesses.
They said the online retailers followed no definite rule of trade while demanding that a special task force be set up to find out whether online retailers were following tax laws.
The sources of investment into online retail businesses should also be investigated, the traders said.
Among those present during the dharna included Shravan Kumar Kabra, Satyanarayan Mittal, Vijay Anand Moonka, Dinesh Choudhary, Nitesh Dhoot, Ashok Bhalotia, KL Mittal, Sudhir Kumar Singh and Dilip Kumar Golchha.