24 Killed From Spurious Liquor In Uttar Pradesh, Accused Arrested

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24 Killed From Spurious Liquor In Uttar Pradesh, Accused Arrested

11 officials in police and excise department in Uttar Pradesh have been suspended over the hooch tragedy.


10 more people died today from consuming spurious liquor, taking the number of deaths in Uttar Pradesh's Etah and Farukhabad to 24. The accused has been arrested and 11 officials in police and excise department have been suspended for dereliction of duty.

The incident occurred late on Friday, when several people from Luhari Darwaja and adjacent Laukhera village consumed the spurious liquor and were taken ill. Six of the victims have lost their eyesight, said locals.

The District Magistrate said an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each will be given to the families of deceased and action will be taken against the liquor mafias.

In Lucknow, Chief Secretary Deepak Singhal apprised Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav of the incident.

"Taking serious note of the incident, district excise officer, excise inspector and an excise personnel have been suspended," Principal Secretary (Excise) Kishan Singh Atoria said.

Principal Secretary (Home) Debashish Panda said Circle Officer of Aliganj, Asaram Ahirwar and Station House Officer Mukesh Kumar have been suspended.

The Superintendent of Police Etah also suspended Sub-Inspector Yogendra Kumar and constables Bhagat Singh, Om Prakash, Tukiram, Bhagwan Singh and Mahesh Chandra.


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