For manufacture, sale of illicit liquor, 40 held
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