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Aligarh hooch tragedy: Congress slams BJP govt in UP, demands excise minister’s resignation

Hitting out on the Uttar Pradesh authorities over the hooch tragedies in Aligarh, which have claimed not less than 45 lives, the Congress on Sunday demanded the state’s Excise Minister Shriram Naresh Agnihotri’s resignation on ethical grounds.

UP Congress spokesperson Ashok Singh, in a press release, alleged that the liquor mafias are having fun with authorities patronage which is why they’re working within the state “fearlessly”. “The BJP ought to inform how spurious liquor is being bought within the state. Why is it in order that Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has not summoned the excise minister?” he requested.

Later, in a tweet in Hindi, he stated, “News of deaths within the Aligarh hooch tragedies are constantly rising. Until now, greater than 100 folks have died. Yogijee, your (excise) minister Shriram Naresh Agnihotri ought to have tendered his resignation on ethical grounds.”

The important thing accused within the final month’s Aligarh hooch incident, which has claimed not less than 35 lives to this point, was nabbed within the early hours of Sunday, police stated.

Accused Rishi Sharma, who carried a reward of Rs 1 lakh on his arrest, was held close to Bulandshahr border in western Uttar Pradesh, Aligarh Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Kalanidhi Naithani stated.

Sharma, whom the police described because the kingpin of the liquor mafia, was named in 13 completely different circumstances linked to the latest liquor tragedy and was nabbed this morning on the Aligarh-Bulandshshar border as he was about to slide out of the district after being holed up in his hideouts for the reason that previous 9 days.

Officers on Friday stated that 9 folks died after consuming spurious liquor discovered dumped in a canal close to Rohera village in Jawan space. One other man died on Friday in Aligarh’s Kodiyagunj village and officers hyperlink it with the identical inventory of liquor discovered within the canal close to Rohera village on June 2 by some brick kiln staff.

The 10 fatalities are other than folks killed within the first tragedy which broke out on Might 28, wherein 35 persons are confirmed to have died of liquor poisoning.

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