Hyderabad school complains against wine shop, Excise officials find no violations

By Aiswarya Sriram  Published on  17 Nov 2019 4:31 PM GMT
Hyderabad school complains against wine shop, Excise officials find no violations

Hyderabad: New Horizon School in Langer Houz filed a complaint with Hyderabad Excise Department, as a wine shop is being constructed near their school. The school authorities have asked the Excise Department to shift the wine shop.

The wine shop, which is under construction, has not named itself yet. However, it has acquired a license from the Excise Department, mentioned the school authorities. The New Horizon representatives, including school authorities and parents, are gearing up for a protest since the authorities haven’t taken any action against the wine shop in the past two days.

The principal of the school, Ram Narashima Reddy, through his letter, requested concerned officials from the Excise Department to look into this matter. Satish Natisha, a Twitterati, shared the principal’s message and asked Telangana Minister of Education Sabitha Reddy to help the school. The minister responded saying, “Instructed the DEO/Hyderabad and concerned prohibition & excise department officials to solve the issue at the earliest (sic).”

The school officials claim that the wine shop is within 100m of the school. According to the rules, no wine shop can be established within 100m of an educational institution, hospital and temple.

However, the officials have revealed information that is contradictory to the school’s claims. Speaking to NewsMeter, Inspector Sharadha, of the Excide Department, says, “We have inspected the issue and found that the wine shop is outside the 100m periphery. Therefore, we didn’t take any action against the wine shop.”

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