Hon’ble Full Bench, consisting of Their Lordships, Hon’ble The Chief Justice, Hon’ble Mr. Justice C.V. Karthikeyan and Hon’ble Mr. Justice P.D. Audikesavalu. On behalf of the respondents, District Collector and the Government, the State Government Pleader Thiru V. Jayaprakashnarayanan appeared. The State Government Pleader submitted that as per Rule 8 of Tamil Nadu Liquor Vending Rules, no liquor shop will be permitted within the distance of 100 meters from the Religious Places and Educational Institutions. The said Rule is strictly followed by the authorities while locating the TASMAC shop for retail vending. Apart from that the TASMAC also issued circular in the year, wherein a direction was issued to the authorities, if there is any objections received, either from the Villagers or Grama Saba the same should be taken into consideration and the District Collectors were directed to drop such proposal. Further, the officers should avoid selecting places for location of shops in thickly populated areas. 41 such proposals were dropped; further the Government also already closed more than 3000 liquor shops. Therefore, the liquor vending rules and circulars will be taken care of the objections raised by the Village Panchayat and public at large before locating the liquor shops by TASMAC.