Noida, May 13 -- The Noida district excise officer on Sunday took cognizance of videos made by Sector 122 residents about a liquor shop that has opened opposite a private school and ordered an inquiry, officials aware of the matter said.

"The liquor shop has opened across the road from Delhi Public School in Sector 122, Noida," said Iti Jain, a Sector 122 resident whose children go to the same school.

Rashmi Pandey, president of an active citizens' group called Gautam Budh Nagar Vikas Samiti, which also raised the matter on social media, said that as per rules, tobacco and liquor shops cannot be allowed near educational institutions.

Subodh Kumar, district excise officer of Noida, said, "According to our preliminary inquiry, this liquo...