Hooch claims 92 in UP, U’khand
As per senior police officials, the exact number of deaths can only be ascertained after the viscera reports are final.
“In Saharanpur, 46 people have died and it appears that ten deaths were due to reasons other than the liquor,” an official said.
Police are trying to identify the people who were involved in brewing and selling the liquor.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh for the kin of each of those who died because of the spurious liquor, and Rs 50,000 for those at hospitals.
The Chief Minister had earlier ordered a 15-day joint drive by excise and police officials against those involved in the trade of spurious liquor.
As many as 35 cases under various Indian Penal Code sections have been registered and 39 people have been arrested in a joint operation by the state police and excise departments.