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HC direction on plea to stop liquor sale at military canteens

Press Trust of India  |  Madurai 

The Madras High has directed the state to file within two weeks their reply on a plea to cancel licence for sale at military canteens and airports as they were situated near

A division bench of the court's Madurai bench, comprising Justice A Selvam and Justice N Authinathan, issued the direction to the principal home secretary and other officials while hearing a PIL by Abzar Hussain.

The petitioner submitted that the Supreme had recently directed that all shops located on to be closed.

The objective of the apex order was to prevent accidents due to drunken driving.

However, non-closure of military canteen shops and shops at airports adjoining the were against the apex order, the petitioner said and prayed for cancelling the licence for sale at these establishments besides their closure.

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First Published: Wed, June 14 2017. 22:32 IST