October 25, 2020

Delhi CM Kejriwal Calls for CBI Probe Into Punjab Hooch Tragedy as Dying Toll Rises to 86



File photo of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. (PTI)

File picture of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. (PTI)

Kejriwal, whose Aam Aadmi Get together is within the Opposition within the state, claimed that not one of the instances pertaining to illicit liquor in the previous couple of months have been solved by the native police.

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  • Final Up to date: August 2, 2020, 12:37 PM IST

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday demanded a CBI probe into the Punjab hooch tragedy which has claimed 86 lives up to now.

Kejriwal, whose Aam Aadmi Get together is within the Opposition within the state, claimed that not one of the instances pertaining to illicit liquor in the previous couple of months have been solved by the native police.

“Saddened by the lack of lives in Punjab as a result of illicit liquor. State govt wants to right away take mandatory steps to curb such mafias,” Kejriwal tweeted.

“The case ought to be handed over to CBI instantly as not one of the illicit liquor instances from the previous couple of months have been solved by native police,” he stated.

On Saturday, the dying toll within the Punjab hooch tragedy rose to 86 with 48 extra individuals reported useless after ingesting spurious liquor, prompting the state authorities to droop seven excise and 6 police officers.

The tragedy has been unfolding since Wednesday night in three Punjab districts. Sixty-three of the deaths have been reported from Tarn Taran district, 12 in Amritsar and 11 in Gurdaspur’s Batala, officers stated.

Twenty-five individuals have been arrested up to now amid opposition criticism and calls for for the resignation of Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, who has warned of strict motion towards anybody discovered complicit within the case.


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