Hooch claims 92 in UP, U’khand

DNA Sunday (Mumbai) - - STATE -

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.

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