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DG Dinkar Gupta said superintendent of police-level officers have, for the first time, been nominated as Investigating Officers for to ensure conviction of the offenders.
SAD accuses 5 MLAs of ‘involvement’, demands probe led by HC judge. AAP’s Kejriwal asks for a CBI inquiry, Amarinder tells him to mind his own business.
SAD alleges the illicit liquor trade in Punjab is running with Congress patronage, causing a loss of Rs 5,600 crore to the state. It demanded an independent probe by a high court judge.
CM Amarinder Singh has ordered a magisterial inquiry into the matter. Police said the toll could rise further as the spurious liquor network is spread across many areas.
No amount of crackdown will help because the underlying opportunity to run organised rings around excise law in many states still exists.
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Over 60 people have died in hooch tragedy that hit two adjoining districts in two states with more people dying of the spurious liquor they drank at a Haridwar village.