Death Toll In Punjab Hooch Tragedy Rises To 62, 9 Arrested So Far

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Spurious Liquor Kills 38 in Punjab, 7 Arrested
The death toll in Punjab hooch tragedy has risen to 62 in three cities of Punjab after 23 more people died in Tarn Taran on Saturday, Total deaths in the district have mounted to 42.

Earlier, 16 people died in Tarn Taran district on Friday, while on Saturday three people lost their eyesight. 11 people have died in Tarn Taran district, 11 in Amritsar and 9 in Batala district due to drinking poisonous liquor.

The police have also arrested nine people, including a woman named Balwinder, in a swift manner. 

During the investigation, five teams raided 40 places of the three cities. In this case, an SIT has also been formed, which will investigate all the cases. After the deaths, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh directed the police to launch a search operation to crack down on any brewing units operating in the state.

The SHO of the Tarsikka police station has also been suspended. Punjab CM has ordered a magisterial inquiry into the matter.

Politics has also intensified in the state due to the incident. The Shiromani Akali Dal rejected the inquiry at the divisional commissioner level and demanded a judicial inquiry from the current judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court. The Aam Aadmi Party said that a magisterial inquiry will not work. Senior party leader and MLA Aman Arora said that the party demands Punjab CM’s resignation.

Punjab Police DGP Dinkar Gupta said that the first five deaths took place in village Muchhal and Tangra in Tarsikka, a police station in Amritsar village. He said that whoever is guilty in this case will not be spared.

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