Demanding shifting of Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation (TASMAC) outlet from their area, residents of Lakshmi Nagar in Sanganoor submitted a petition to Collector M. Karunakaran on Monday.

They said that over 1,000 families resided in the area and the new TASMAC outlet, opened five days ago, was troubling them. They said that women were scared to step out of their houses and children found it difficult to walk in front of the shop. They said that the two outlets on Sanganoor Road were already worrying them and the new outlet would invite more trouble to the area.

They also questioned the authorities' motive behind setting up the outlet in the residential area and demanded that the outlet be shifted immediately.