Sacks of salt kept outside shops at two locations here were reportedly looted by unidentified men amid rumours about shortage of the essential commodity.
However, no complaint has been registered so far, police said.
The incidents took place at Sabji Mandi (vegetable market) and Jiwajigang Market under Kotwali Police Station area around midnight, eyewitnesses said.
Masked men in pick-up vehicles came to the two markets, where shopkeepers keep gunny bags of salt outside their outlets at night, and looted those, eyewitnesses said.
On getting information about the loot, some traders residing nearby, rushed to the spot and chased the masked men but they managed to escape.
"The shopkeepers have not yet reported about the loot. If they approach us we will investigate the matter," Kotwali Police Station Inspector Ajay Chanana said.
Two days ago, the Centre had dismissed rumours of shortage of salt in the market and said adequate stocks are available across the country.