Relocation of wine shop; traders down shutters

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Relocation of wine shop; traders down shutters

Coimbatore, Apr 27 (PTI) Traders in Mudalipalayam area in Tirupur district downed shutters today to protest filing of cases against residents, who had ransacked a relocated wine shop, even as the outlet was opened with police protection.

Over 500 residents in Mudalipalayam area had ransacked the shop, which was relocated from the national highway and smashed liquor bottles and brought down the roof of the bar attached to it, yesterday. All this happened before the police team could arrive at the scene.

Cases have been filed against 200 persons in the area for indulging in arson and ransacking the outlet, police said.

Protesting against police action, traders and owners of petty shops downed shutters in the area.

However, residents were in for shock, as they found the government-run liquor shop open this afternoon, with police protection.

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