Arrested 25 including two key women Rs2 lakh compensation for next of kin : CM
Punjab, Aug. 3: The death toll owing to consumption of spurious liquor rose to 104. Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh’s Media Adviser Raveen Thukral tweeted that the death toll in the hooch tragedy went up to 104 with 80 deaths in Tarn Taran and 12 each in Gurdaspur’s Batala and Amritsar. The Punjab Government has announced a compensation OF Rs. 2 lakhs for the next of kin.
Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh ordered the suspension of 7 excise and taxation officers and inspectors, 2 DSPs and 4 SHOs. They had been suspended for negligence while investigations are on to ascertain their complicity in the case. They have to face inquiry.
The police have arrested 25 persons, including two key women and their sons have been nabbed.s