COIMBATORE: A TASMAC shop located opposite the Singanallur bus stand in the city was vandalised by locals and Communist Party of India (Marxist) members here on Friday.
On Friday, at about 11.45 am people in Singanallur staged a protest led by CPM cadre in front of the TASMAC shop. The crowd, including women, then broke open the shop and threw the liquor bottles out. Protesters said that the shop was closed earlier after the Supreme Court ordered shutting of liquor shops on national and State highways.
"The shop supervisor with the help of the TASMAC management has been selling liquor in the shop illegally. We have filed several complaints about this to the district collector and the nearby police station. But, none of them have taken action against them," said Devendran, Secretary of Singanallur block.
He added that the closed shop, which still functions, is located just 100 metres from Singanallur police station.
"Police officials and the district administration have to take action against the TASMAC personnel who supplied liquor to this shop, the shop supervisor and the police personnel who failed to stop liquor sales," said Jothimani, a functionary of All India Democratic Women Federation.
Police tried to pacify the people and asked them to disperse as more people started to gather.