Liquor shops across the state continues to remain closed due to the extension of lockdown which was announced by our honourable Prime minister on 14th of April. One of the most affected people along with entrepreneurs, daily wagers and business men are alcohol addicts. They are finding several ways to get boozed.
Reports regarding the suicides of people kept emerging in Kerala and Tamilnadu since the lockdown announcement. Due to the suggestion of doctors, Government decided to sell liquors in their state to save lives. But in tamilnadu, liquors are being sold illegally. To steal alcohol bottles, Tasmacs got broken by few alcohol addicts in Tamilnadu. Police officers have found that Tasmac workers are also involved in such criminal activities.
Recently, a report on people dying while experimenting to produce alternative alcohol in their houses also surfaced. Police officers started taking severe actions against people who are producing illegal liquors and selling it to public. Recently, Join commissioner Maheshwari got to know about illegal liquor selling in South Chennai through a secret source. In a way of responding to it, a special team led by Sub-Inspector Balakrishnan was involved in a serious search.
While raiding Ashok nagar and MGR Nagar, police officers caught 5 culprits who illegally sold alcohol bottles of Tasmac shops. Police officers confisticated more than 80 bottles and a two wheeler. Followed by this, police officers raided a house in Anna Main road in MGR Nagar where alcohol bottles were hidden by a group of people.
In that house, 30 year old Rizwan who tried to escape, caught to police officers red handedly. Police officers confisticared 57 Quarter bottles, 12 beer bottles and Rs.2300 from him. It is notable that he acted in the recently released film “Draupathy” in a character role.
Police officers arrested two more people associated to film industry after investigating Rizwan. One of them is Pradeep (31), working as a manager in a popular movie production house and the other one is Devaraj (41), his car driver. In Devaraj’s car, Police officers found 189 quarter bottles and Rs. 20,000.
“They sold the liquor bottles near Virugambakkam fish market illegally. Rizwan and Pradeep sold liquor bottles to cinema celebrities for a huge profit. Devaraj is the one who supplied these liquor bottles. Rizwan paid rs.1000 per liquor bottle and sold it for Rs.1200 to his friends and cinema celebrities.” said Police officers to the media.
“They even created a whatsapp group for this cause and delivered liquor bottles at the doors of the people who asks for it in that particular Whatsapp group. We are investigating how Devaraj got those liquor bottles and we will come to know if Tasmac workers are involved in this only after the investigation” they added.
Rizwan, Pradeep, Devaraj got produced in court by police officers and sent to jail. Meanwhile many twitter users are question Director Mohan G regarding the same, to which the director replied by saying “He is my friend, mimicry artist and former video jockey in sun music. He is going to get punished for what he did. This is unexpected” he said in a tweet.
அவர் என் நண்பர் தான்.. பெயர் Rizwan Rizu.. நடிகர்.. பலகுரல் மன்னன்.. Sun music முன்னாள் Video jockey.. இது கண்டிக்கத்தக்க ஒரு செயல்.. இதற்கான தண்டனையை அனுபவிக்க போறார்.. நான் எதிர்பாராத ஒரு செய்தி இது..— Mohan G 🔥❤️ (@mohandreamer) April 19, 2020