COIMBATORE:As many as 52 people including three women were arrested for selling liquor on the day of Gandhi Jayanti.
Following complaints from public regarding selling of liquor on Gandhi Jayanti, the city police conducted raids in various parts of the city such as Gandhipuram, Singanallur, Ramanathapuram, Peelamedu etc.
They arrested as many as 31 persons, including a woman Palaniyammal (60), from Pothanur. Police also seized liquor bottles from them.
Similarly, the district police conducted raids in various parts including Perur, Kinathukadavu, Periyanayakkanpalayam, Mettupalayam, Pollachi, Valparai etc.
The police personnel arrested 21 persons including two women- Sarojini (62) from Anaimalai and Mallika (34) from Mettupalayam.
All the them were booked under section 4(1) of Tamil Nadu Prohibition Act and released on bail.
Labour officials Raid Business Units
Labour Department officials conducted raids at shops, hotels and other commercial establishments, in various parts of the district that were functioning on Friday, which was a public holiday.
The officials found that 103 commercial units including 48 shops, 49 hotels and six travels units have employed their workers on a public holiday.
The Labour Department officials ordered the employers to give either double salary or a compensatory holiday for the workers as per the rules.
They also asked the employers to send forms, signed by the employees, stating that they got legal relief, to the respective offices of the Labour Inspectors.
The officials have also initiated legal proceedings against the employers for not displaying the notices served by the Labour Department, mentioning compulsory holiday on October 2.