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Punjab hooch tragedy: Police arrests 25 as toll across three districts rises to 86


Chandigarh: In a well-known crackdown as false liquor claimed 86 lives in three districts of Punjab, police on Saturday arrested 17 extra of us in over 100 raids from facets of the reveal, officers stated.

On Friday, police had nabbed eight of us after deaths had been reported because of the the consumption of false liquor in Amritsar, Gurdaspur’s Batala and Tarn Taran.

To this level, 25 arrests occupy been made in the case, the officers added.

Per them, 63 of us occupy died in Tarn Taran, 12 in Amritsar and 11 in Batala after ingesting false liquor.

The tragedy has been unfolding since Wednesday evening in the three Punjab districts.

An excise official stated even if experiences of the chemical evaluation of the cloth seized in police raids are yet to advance, a superficial test confirmed that the cloth turn out to be denatured spirit, basically frail in the paint or hardware industry.

Director Approved of Police Dinkar Gupta in an announcement stated the raiding parties seized dapper quantities of ‘lahan‘ (raw cloth for making liquor) from diverse villages and dhabas in the reveal across the Shambhu border, Rajpura and Patiala.

The raids occupy uncovered a huge liquor racket, extending across several districts, he stated, adding that several dhabas at Shambhu, Banur and Rajpura of Patiala occupy been sealed.

Meanwhile the Batala police arrested Darshan Rani, alias Faujan, a key accused in the case.

One other accused, Beeri of Deo village, turn out to be arrested by the Tarn Taran Sadar police for supplying false alcohol, the DGP stated.

Prem Singh, proprietor of Azad Transport, and Bhinda (wanted by the Tarn Taran police) had been arrested by the Rajpura police in raids conducted on Saturday.

Meanwhile, police arrested a dhaba manager after recovering 200 litres of ‘lahan‘. Dhaba proprietor Harjit Singh has also been named in the FIR, police stated.

At Green Dhaba on the Rajpura-Chandigarh avenue in Zirakpur, about 200 litres of diesel-love liquid turn out to be recovered. The dhaba has been sealed and its proprietor Gurjant Singh has been arrested.

One Narinder Singh, proprietor of Multani Dhaba, has also been arrested in the case, stated the DGP.

One in all basically the most well-known arrested accused who turn out to be bringing false liquor from Tarn Taran to Amritsar has been identified as Govinderbir Singh, alias Gobinda, of Jandiala Metropolis.

He turn out to be basically the most well-known mastermind in Amritsar district, stated police.

Describing the modus operandi of the accused, the DGP stated the trucks carrying spirit might maybe presumably be stopped at six to seven identified dhabas and their house owners unruffled hooch from the drivers and sold it to one Bhinda of Rajpura, who turn out to be also an accused in a Rajpura unlawful liquor factory case.

Bhinda and Bittu of a village near Patiala’s Banur had been supplying liquor to Amritsar and surrounding areas.

Raids are persevering with with the Patiala SSP camping at Rajpura for supervision, the DGP stated, adding that efforts had been on to crash the provision chain of false alcohol.

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