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SC stays Madras HC repeat asking TN govt to shut liquor outlets in Insist

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B. JOTHI RAMALINGAM


The Supreme Court docket Friday stayed the Madras High Court docket repeat which had asked the Tamil Nadu govt to shut Insist-speed liquor vends on the ground that there became violation of guidelines supposed to possess the COVID-19 pandemic.

Following the follow it the high court docket repeat by the apex court docket the Insist-owned liquor outlets would possibly simply reopen within the Insist.

A Bench comprising Justices L Nageswara Rao, S Ok Kaul and B R Gavai stayed the Could presumably presumably 8 repeat of the High Court docket after taking issue of the attraction of govt firm Tamil Nadu Insist Marketing Company (TASMAC) which sells alcoholic beverages within the Insist.

Felony skilled Yogesh Kanna, acting for the Insist govt, said the tip court docket issued notices to folk who had filed the pleas within the high court docket in quest of closure of the liquor outlets within the Insist.

The Tamil Nadu govt on Could presumably presumably 8 had moved the Supreme Court docket nice looking the high court docket repeat saying that the closure of such outlets would lead to “grave losses” in income and entire stay in commercial activities.

The Madras High Court docket had on final Friday ordered closure of liquor outlets noting that there were immense crowds and no social distancing became being maintained by tipplers. It, on the other hand, allowed doorstep transport of liquor by means of online mode.

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