However, Thaniyarasu has his own justification.
Three months after a social activist lodged a complaint with the police control room against illegal sale of liquor in Tasmac bar outlets in Puzhal, he received threat calls on Sunday.
Sources claim that some bars remain open between 5 am and 12.30 am. It’s here that the bar owners try to draw patrons by offering combo offer.
A 35-year-old man who posed as a policeman to get free liquor from a TASMAC bar in Kancheepuram was arrested on Wednesday.
In its order, the commission also recommended the State government to recover the amount from the inspector.
According to sources, Britto and his friend had an altercation with Raj and two of his friends at the TASMAC outlet.
The residents say the liquor shops even attract school and college students, and in the nights, miscreants in inebriated condition cause public disturbance.
He stated that vendors including meat and flower vendors who continue to use plastic carry bags would have the trade licenses of their shops cancelled.
The Tamil Nadu State Marketing Limited Corporation (TASMAC) has recorded Rs 500 crore in sales over the last three days.
The Court suggested government find an alternative source to compensate for revenue loss that the State might suffer if prohibition is implemented.
A division bench of the Madras High Court has suggested to the State government to impose stringent punishment on those who are running illegal bars in the retail shops of the TASMAC.
During the hearing, the Judges observed that bars were one of the major reasons for the increase in road accidents.
During the hearing, the Judges observed that bars are one of the major reasons for the increase in accidents due to drunken driving.
With this, the Judges directed the government to file a counter on the case at the next hearing on February 28.
Pongal festival witnessed tipplers across the State flocking to the thousands of government-owned liquor outlets, pushing sales to nearly Rs 600 crore.