Tamil Nadu govt asks Madras HC to modify order on liquor shops

The Tamil Nadu government today urged the Madras High Court to modify its recent order restraining it from relocating or opening liquor shops in residential areas.

PTI| Updated: May 10, 2017, 16:29 PM IST

Chennai: The Tamil Nadu government today urged the Madras High Court to modify its recent order restraining it from relocating or opening liquor shops in residential areas.
Seeking modification of the May 8 order, AAG Venkatramani said the government?s revenue has been affected and there is a huge loss to the exchequer.

The special mention was today made before the bench, comprising Justice K Kalyanasundaram and Justice SM Subramaniam.

The court had restrained the government from relocating liquor shops to residential areas, saying the sentiments of people, mostly women, agitating on the issue should be accorded paramount importance as they were the victims of liquor consumption.

The court had also said the state-run TASMAC liquor shops should not be opened wherever there was a 'grama sabha' resolution against their location in villages or town or any local body.

The bench then directed the AAG to file a petition which will be taken up for hearing.