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Coimbatore

Police action against anti-liquor activists condemned

Covai Post Network

Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) today condemned the action of police in registering cases against those, who were involved in exposing the illegal sales of liquor in closed TASMAC outlets in the city.

Activists of DYFI and CPI-M yesterday ransacked a liquor shop that was selling liquor through back door. They also broke the bottles in the outlet at Ganapathi area in the city.

Police dispersed the activists and reportedly registered cases against some activists, a DYFI statement said today.
Accusing the police of taking action against the protesters, despite Supreme Court directive not to do so, DYFI District President, J. Raveendran said instead of implementing the Court order, police were trying to harass and register cases against the public and attempt to shield anti-socials.

DYFI was protesting against such wine shops, which despite closure orders, were selling liquor illegally, as the district administration and police remained mute spectators, he said.

Instead of taking action against the illegal shops, police are indulging in depicting DYFI activists as anti-socials and foisting false charges, he said.

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