Just days after Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa reduced the timing of liquor shops in the state, a TASMAC shop at Madukkarai in Coimbatore has been found selling alcohol at 8am instead of opening at 12 noon.
A video shows the state-run liquor shop, that has its shutters down, selling liquor illegally from behind the store.
Soon after her swearing-in on Monday, Jayalalithaa acted on her poll promise of bringing in phased prohibition in Tamil Nadu. She announced the closure of 500 TASMAC shops in the state besides reducing the timing of the stores from 12noon to 10pm instead of 10 am to 10pm. .
Shoaib Ahmed, a resident of Madukkarai said, â€śThe shop is a problem for the people living in this area. Earlier the shop was opened at 6am instead of 10am but even after the order to open shop at 12 noon, the liquor is being sold before that.â€ť
He said that when residents had protested against the TASMAC shop earlier, the government had promised phased prohibition. â€śAll the women and school children avoid the road near the TASMAC shop. I want the government to remove this shop from this areaâ€ť Ahmed demanded.
No action has been taken against those selling liquor illegally.
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