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Seven extra arrested in Punjab hooch tragedy; toll mounts to 38 | Chandigarh Information


CHANDIGARH: The Punjab police on Friday arrested seven extra bootleggers from Amritsar rural, Batala and Tarn Taran districts in over 40 raids carried out by 5 groups because the toll within the hooch tragedy mounted to 38.
The full variety of individuals apprehended to date within the spurious liquor deaths’ case has gone as much as eight, together with Balwinder Kaur, who was arrested on Thursday evening from Muchhal village below Tarsikka police station.

DGP Dinkar Gupta mentioned, “An enormous amount of spurious liquor, drums and storage cans have been recovered from the accused and the identical have been despatched for chemical evaluation to test for constituents of spurious liquor,” mentioned

“Raids have been persevering with and the police groups would proceed to crack down on all these concerned within the case,” added the DGP.
Balwinder Kaur and Mithu have been arrested from Amritsar rural district, two individuals recognized as Darshan Rani and Rajan have been nabbed from Batala district. 4 others, particularly, Kashmir Singh, Angrez Singh, Amarjit and Baljit have been arrested from Tarn Taran.
“An FIR has been registered for try to homicide and prison conspiracy at police station, Sadar, Tarn Taran towards the 4 accused arrested. Bootleggers had admitted to supplying spurious liquor in Norangabad village. Mithu, who was arrested from Jasso Nangal village, has additionally admitted his function within the provide of spurious liquor,” the DGP additional added.
He mentioned As of Friday night, 10 individuals had died of spurious liquor consumption in Amritsar rural, 9 in Batala and 19 in Tarn Taran. The loss of life toll may rise additional because the spurious liquor community was evidently unfold throughout many areas.
Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh has ordered a magisterial inquiry by divisional commissioner, Jalandhar into the hooch tragedy.


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