The officials of Election Department have taken steps to cancel the license of an arrack shop Narambai on charges of selling arrack more than the permitted limit.
Sources said the flying squad noticed a youth trying to flee after seeing them and they intercepted him. On checking, they seized 70 liters of arrack which was being smuggled on the motor cycle on Wednesday.
On questioning, the youth informed them that the arrack was purchased from a particular shop in Narambai area.
The officials verified the youth’s information and it was found to be true. According to model code of conduct rules, selling of 70 liters to an individual is a violation of it.
The ED authorities took steps to cancel the license of the shop. They also seized 900 liters of arrack from the shop, which was kept for sales.
Police field a case against an AIADMK worker of Koodapakkam for violating the model code of conduct.
Sources said the officials of the election flying squad was on a vehicle check at Pathukkannu are on Wednesday evening. When they intercepted a vehicle of AIADMK functionary Venkatesan, he was found carrying flags and 182 shawls with AIADMK colored border. They seized the items along with the car.
On a complaint from sectoral officer, police registered a case against Venktesan.
Meanwhile, prohibitory order under section 30 (2) of the Police Act has been promulgated in Puducherry district (Puducherry, Mahe and Yanam) for a period 30 days from Thursday.
Senior Superintendent of Police (Law and Order) Dr V J Chandran, IPS, said that the prohibitory order is in view of the proposed agitations/demonstrations by different political parties and organizations which may cause breach of peace in the areas.
According to the order, no person or class of persons shall convene or collect as an assembly or form or take out procession or stage any demonstration/picketing on any road or street or thoroughfare or hold public meetings except under and in accordance with the terms and conditions of licenses issued by the offices of the district collector of regional administrators.
However, the SSP said the order shall not affect marriages, religious and funeral processions/ceremonies and government functions.