Father-son duo arrested in UP
Roorkee/lucknow: Two people were arrested Sunday in connection with the hooch tragedy that claimed over 90 lives in two adjoining districts in Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh, police said.
The death toll in Uttarakhand rose to 36 on Sunday, with 11 more people succumbing after consuming the spurious liquor in a village in Haridwar district.
According to an Uttar Pradesh government statement released Saturday evening in Lucknow, 36 died in Saharanpur district which adjoins Uttarakhand. According to the police, the arrested father-son duo, Fakira and Sonu, told investigators that they had procured the spurious liquor from Uttar Pradesh and sold it in Balupur and its neighbouring villages in Uttarakhand’s Haridwar district.