12 Dead After Consuming Illicit Liquor In Uttarakhand's Roorkee

At least 12 people have died in Roorkee today after consuming illicit liquor.

12 Dead After Consuming Illicit Liquor In Uttarakhand's Roorkee

At least 12 people have died in Roorkee today after consuming illicit liquor. (Representational)

Roorkee:

At least 12 people have died in Roorkee today after consuming illicit liquor, news agency ANI reported.

According to Uttarakhand Excise Minister Prakash Pant, over 13 excise officials have been suspended in connection with the case.

"The incident occurred last night. We have suspended thirteen officials in connection with the case. A magisterial inquiry has been ordered. Strict action will be taken," said Mr Pant.

Taking cognizance of the issue, he further said that the government will initiate awareness programmes in the state.

Earlier in the day, 25 people died in various parts of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand after allegedly consuming spurious liqour.