Madras High Court bench here has appointed an Advocate Commissioner for inspecting a newly constructed building for accommodating a state-run TASMAC retail liquor outfit on a petition alleging motivated protest against its location. Hearing the petition by one Kumar of Narasingam, the owner of the building, Justice Nisha Bhanu directed the Advocate Commissioner to find out if the petitioner's shop had been located as per rules. The judge asked the AC to file a report and posted the matter for hearing after two weeks. The petitioner submitted that on being approached by the TASMAC he had spent Rs five lakh in constructing the building for the shop. He alleged that some local political leaders demanded money from him if they should not object to the location of the shop in his place. As he refused, they had instigated some local people to organise an agitation against the location of the shop, he claimed adding it had been built as per rules. The government would be losing if the revenue if the shop was not opened, he said seeking a court direction to the officials to open the shop in his building.
HC appoints advocate comm to inspect TASMAC shop location
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