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Punjab police arrest two key absconders in hooch tragedy; father-son duo identify 13 more suspects

Press Reporter News Service

Chandigarh, August 7

Punjab Police on Friday arrested two of the important thing absconders within the hooch tragedy whereas including homicide prices to the FIRs in opposition to all kingpins within the case.

“On the directives of Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, Part 302 of the IPC has been added to the FIRs in opposition to the kingpins, who’re straight liable for the dying of 113 individuals throughout three districts,” DGP Dinkar Gupta mentioned.

With the arrest of the father-son duo, Harjit Singh and Shamsher Singh, the overall variety of arrests within the case has gone as much as 54 —37 in Tarn Taran, 9 in Amritsar (Rural) and eight in Batala.

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Harjit Singh and Shamsher had additionally been booked on homicide prices, aside from Kashmir Singh and Satnam Singh, mentioned the DGP.

As well as, two FIRs have been registered below part 216 of the IPC for harbouring the criminals concerned within the case. One other 21 individuals have been arrested on this connection.

Greater than 887 raids have been performed since July 31, when the primary deaths within the case had been reported, within the three affected districts (303 in Tarn Taran, 330 in Amritsar (Rural) and 254 in Batala).

Whereas Harjit was nabbed by Amritsar (Rural) police, which have registered one FIR, his son was apprehended by Tarn Taran police, which have booked three FIRs with a most of 84 deaths.

Two FIRs have been registered in Batala, with 14 deaths. The coordinated raids that led to the arrest of the duo happened this morning.

“The 2 accused have confirmed disclosure of Satnam (additionally the son of Harjit) that that they had purchased three drums of spurious liquor from Avtar Singh on July 27 at Pandori Gola “Harjit Singh paid Rs 15,000 to Avtar Singh round 15 days earlier than the supply when the deal was settled whereas one other Rs 15,000 was paid to him on the day of the supply. The duo has recognized 13 extra individuals allegedly concerned within the case and raids had been being performed to nab them,” the DGP mentioned.

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