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Posted at: Sep 15, 2018, 1:11 AM; last updated: Sep 15, 2018, 1:13 AM (IST)

Residents protest opening of liquor shop near society, force closure

Residents protest opening of liquor shop near society, force closure
Residents of Yamuna Enclave protest against a liquor shop near the society’s gate in Panipat on Friday. Tribune photo

Tribune News Service

Panipat, September 14

Enraged over the opening of a liquor shop near the main entrance of Yamuna Enclave, a posh colony in the city, a number of residents on Friday protested against the vend and blocked the traffic on the main entrance road of HSVP Sectors 13 and 17. 

 The protesters demanded closure of the liquor shop. Meanwhile, the police shut down the vend and started an inquiry into the matter. 

Residents of Yamuna Enclave gathered at the main entrance of the enclave and raised slogans against the district administration and the state government for opening the liquor shop near the residential area. 

 JP Gupta, president, Yamuna Enclave Society, said more than 1,000 families were residing in the society and two liquor shops had been opened nearby. People often created a ruckus after drinking liquor there and threw empty bottles at their houses, he alleged. “We have complained to the police many times but in vain,” he said. 

Rajesh Lohan, DSP, City, reached the spot after getting information about the traffic jam and tried to pacify the protesters.   Lohan said the liquor shop would be closed down and its documents would be demanded from Excise Department.

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