HC pulls up State govern­ment for wrong sub­mis­sions in TAS­MAC case

The New Indian Express - - CHENNAI -

Chennai: The Madras High Court on Tues­day pulled up the State govern­ment for mak­ing wrong sub­mis­sions in the apex court, a day af­ter the Supreme Court clar­i­fied that its ex­emp­tion or­der passed in a Chandi­garh case re­gard­ing liquor ban would ap­ply across In­dia The TN govern­ment had moved ap­pli­ca­tion seek­ing clar­i­fi­ca­tion from SC stat­ing that the HC had ad­vised it to do so. How­ever, the first bench headed by Chief Jus­tice Indira Banerjee said it had never ad­vised govern­ment to get clar­i­fi­ca­tion. It was only the govern­ment which stated that it had moved an ap­pli­ca­tion seek­ing clar­i­fi­ca­tion. The govern­ment which had closed 3,321 shops fol­low­ing the ban, re­opened 1,700 of them by Septem­ber 9, 2017, prompt­ing the fil­ing of a pe­ti­tion by K Balu, a lawyer. ENS

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