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City Officials Call Stockton Market ‘Hotbed of Criminal Activity, Cesspool of Unsanitary Conditions’

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STOCKTON -- The city of Stockton paints a disturbing picture of what goes on inside New Grand Save market on Airport Way.

According to court documents, city officials claim the store "has become a hotbed of criminal activity, a cesspool of unsanitary conditions, and a fatally dangerous location."

FOX40 spoke with the business owner who did not want to speak with us on-camera, they said they don’t have a comment at this time.

FOX40 also spoke with the property owner over the phone who said that he has made the necessary changes the city has asked him to make.

Jaswant Singh said, "the city is playing games with me."

He said he has all the evidence that they’ve made improvements.

The city alleges employees urinate in jars so they can keep an eye on the cash register. Singh said that’s not true.

When FOX40 asked him about recent tragedies that occurred outside the store, including a deadly shooting that happened in May, he said those incidents have nothing to do with the market.

We also asked him to address the fire code violations. The document stated if a fire were to happen, the people inside would be trapped. Singh simply said the city is lying. Singh will get his chance to address these allegations in court on Tuesday.

FOX40 also asked him if he would allow our cameras to get footage of the conditions inside the store, and he said he would allow us inside after the court hearing.

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