For man­u­fac­ture, sale of il­licit liquor, 40 held

The Times of India (Mumbai edition) - - TIMES NATION -

a CBI probe. Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Congress’s gen­eral sec­re­tary in charge of east­ern UP, also de­manded the BJP gov­ern­ments in both the states to en­sure strict pun­ish­ment to those re­spon­si­ble for the tragedy and pro­vide ad­e­quate com­pen­sa­tion to the fam­i­lies of the de­ceased.

Mean­while, hun­dreds of men and women blocked the Sa­ha­ran­pur-Muzaf­far­na­gar Na­tional High­way in Ga­gal­hedi area for hours on Sun­day. In an­other in­ci­dent, a group of women at­tacked and van­dalised a coun­try-made liquor shop in Sa­ha­ran­pur’s Ga­gal­hedi area on Sun­day. The ag­i­ta­tors lit a bon­fire of hun­dreds of liquor pouches.

A to­tal of 215 peo­ple were ar­rested in UP while cases against 297 oth­ers have been filed. In Ut­tarak­hand, 49 cases have been reg­is­tered. The UP Harid­war: The joint teams of the ex­cise depart­ment and po­lice have ar­rested 40 peo­ple, in­clud­ing sev­eral women, in 24 hours on charges of man­u­fac­tur­ing and sell­ing il­licit liquor in Harid­war dis­trict. All of them have been booked un­der sec­tion 60 of the Ex­cise Act. Of­fi­cials said the on­go­ing drive against il­licit liquor will con­tinue across the dis­trict in the com­ing days. A spe­cial team has been formed by the ex­cise depart­ment fol­low­ing the deaths in the hooch tragedy. gov­ern­ment has or­dered a mag­is­te­rial in­quiry into the tragedy and sus­pended many po­lice and ex­cise of­fi­cials.

Vic­tims of the hooch tragedy un­der­go­ing treat­ment at a hos­pi­tal in Roor­kee, Ut­tarak­hand

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