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Arvind Kejriwal demands CBI probe into Punjab hooch tragedy as toll rises to 84

By: The Press Reporter Internet Desk | New Delhi |

Up to date: August 2, 2020 1:14:06 pm


Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday demanded a CBI probe into the Punjab hooch tragedy which has claimed 84 lives to this point. Taking to Twitter, Kejriwal, whose Aam Aadmi Social gathering (AAP) is within the opposition in Punjab, claimed that not one of the illicit liquor instances from the previous few months have been solved to this point.

“Saddened by the lack of lives in Punjab as a consequence of illicit liquor. State authorities wants to instantly take needed steps to curb such mafias,” he posted on the micro-blogging website.

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

On Saturday, the demise toll within the Punjab hooch tragedy rose to 84 with the state authorities claiming that it had busted a bootleg liquor racket unfold throughout a number of districts from Tarn Taran to the Shambhu border (Patiala district) with Haryana.

Chief Minister Amarinder Singh suspended seven Excise & Taxation officers and inspectors, together with two DSPs and 4 SHOs of the Punjab Police. The CM additionally introduced Rs 2 lakh ex-gratia compensation every to the households of the deceased.

Punjab Police, in the meantime, arrested 17 extra individuals taking whole arrests within the case to 25. It claimed to have performed over 100 raids on throughout the day within the three affected areas — Amritsar (Rural), Gurdaspur and Tarn Taran, together with a number of different locations in and round Rajpura and Shambhu border.

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