Demanding the removal of a newly opened TASMAC shop, a group of villagers staged a road roko at Uranipuram in Thanjavur district on Monday.

The road blockade was held on the Pattukottai – Sengipatti road for an hour. The villagers demanded that the newly opened TASMAC shop along the Alivalam canal bank be removed. Police sources said around 225 villagers including some school students and women took part in the stir.

Police officers and TASMAC officials rushed to the spot and held talks with the protestors who withdrew their stir following an assurance that necessary steps would be taken on their demand.

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