Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has announced compensation of Rs 2 lakh for the kin of the deceased.
Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma on Sunday visited the Ursula Hospital in Kanpur to meet six people who were hospitalised after consuming the illicit liquor.
The distict administration in Kanpur, taking note of the deaths, has banned sale of liquor brand 'Madhuri-442'.
The incident came to the fore on Saturday when some of the people, who had consumed spurious alcohol, were found dead in their houses in Kanpur.
Kanpur SP (rural) Pradyuman Singh on Saturday said that according to the relatives of the victims, all of them had consumed liquor bought from a government liquor shop. A police complaint under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Excise Act was lodged against Shyam Balak, the license holder of the liquor shop, Kanpur's Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Akhilesh Kumar said.
According to SSP Akhilesh Kumar, a massive operation was launched against hooch manufacturers, traders and suppliers in the wake of the incident.
Demanding speedy action against the accused, the residents of Maghaipurwa and Bhanwarpur villages in Kanpur Dehat district on Sunday protested and laid the bodies of victims on road. District Magistrate Rakesh Singh reached the protest site and ordered magisterial probe in the incident.
Regional excise inspector has already been suspended and liqour samples have been sent for testing.
(With inputs from PTI, ANI)
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