According to Excise Deputy Commissioner T A Ashok Kumar, an officer of Circle Inspector rank has been assigned to investigate the case.
After a gap of 51 days, liquor outlets in the state will be open from Thursday.
After the rats ate up some portions of the packet, the India Post officers detected the mischief. The incident was reported on Tuesday when India Post officials alerted the Excise department.
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They found the Covid patient had learnt to brew arrack at home by following YouTube tutorials and had set up a mini distillery.
All liquor shops in markets, malls and market complexes (outside containment zones) are allowed to operate between 10 am to 8 pm, it said.
A Dalit boy was thrashed and set afire by sprinkling petrol on his face by five youngsters at Onipenta in Mydukur mandal for allegedly stealing and consuming liquor that the accused had stocked.
Chief Minister MK Stalin on Monday justified the government’s decision to open TASMAC outlets in 27 districts where cases are receding.
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On June 12, reporter Sulabh Srivastava wrote to the Prayagraj additional director general of police to seek protection.
Sulabh Srivastava, recently ran a news story against the liquor mafia, and two days back, he had written to the a senior police officer seeking protection.
Similarly, the SEB has also raided sand reaches and filed 9,470 cases and arrested 17,977 people and seized 5,38,889 tonnes of illegally transported sand.
The sales have not only made liquor merchants happy, but also the govt as excise is the 2nd largest revenue grosser for Puducherry. The only concern is that COVID cases could rise due to such crowds.
It is the second time this year that the excise department has decided to renew the licences of liquor vendors, bars, restaurants among others for a period of three months.
Although the amended excise rules will come into force from Friday, the home delivery of liquor will take some time as the government is yet to issue the terms and conditions to implement it.
There are around 850 liquor shops in the city, including those run by government agencies and private individuals.