Father-son duo ar­rested in UP

DNA (Daily News & Analysis) Mumbai Edition - - FRONT PAGE - —PTI

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.

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