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Hooch tragedy: CM Amarinder orders suspension, inquiry against 7 excise, 6 police officers

Press Reporter News Service

Chandigarh, August 1

Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Saturday ordered the suspension of, and inquiry in opposition to, seven Excise & Taxation Officers and Inspectors, together with two DSPs and 4 SHOs of Punjab Police, in reference to the hooch tragedy.

He has additionally introduced Rs 2 lakh ex-gratia compensation to every of the households of the deceased, most of whom are from Tarn Taran, which accounts for 63 deaths, adopted by Amritsar Rural 12 and Gurdaspur (Batala) 11. 

The Chief Minister introduced the suspension of ETOs (Excise & Taxation Officers) Lovejinder Brar from Gurdaspur, BS Chahal from Amritsar and Madhur Bhatia from Tarn Taran. The Excise & Taxation Inspectors (ETIs) who’ve been suspended with fast impact are Ravi Kumar (Gurdaspur), Gurdeep Singh (Amritsar) and Pukhraj from Fatehbad and Hitesh Prabhakar from Metropolis Tarn Taran in district Tarn Taran.

The police officers suspended on fees of negligence in responsibility embody DSP Jandiala (Amritsar Rural) and DSP Sub-division Tarn Taran, and the SHOs of PS Tarsikka (Amritsar Rural), Metropolis Batala (Batala police district), PS Sadar Tarn Taran and PS Metropolis Tarn Taran.

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