Court ap­points of­fi­cials to in­spect fares at the­atres

Sunday Express - - TAMIL NADU/SOUTH -

FOL­LOW­ING a plea to mon­i­tor and ver­ify the sale of tick­ets in all the­atres in the dis­trict for the re­cently re­leased movies - Petta and Viswasam, the Madu­rai Bench of Madras High Court, on Fri­day, ap­pointed 23 ad­vo­cate com­mis­sion­ers to carry out in­spec­tion at cin­ema the­atres in the city and Usil­am­patti.

The is­sue was raised while hear­ing a con­tempt pe­ti­tion filed by one Ma­hen­dra Pandi, an Amma Makkal Mun­netra

Kazhagam (AMMK) func­tionary, over de­lay in tak­ing ac­tion against the­atre own­ers who col­lected ex­or­bi­tant fees for the screen­ing of the movie Sarkar.

The pe­ti­tioner had also stated that the the­atre own­ers had levied ex­or­bi­tant charges on tick­ets for the re­cently re­leased Tamil movies Petta and Viswasam.

He also claimed that even the de­tails re­gard­ing the ac­tual num­ber of tick­ets sold were be­ing sup­pressed by the the­atre own­ers to avoid GST and en­ter­tain­ment tax.

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