Tribune News Service
Sonepat, November 6
With the arrest of nine accused, including a government schoolteacher, the police today claimed to have stopped the manufacturing and supply of spurious liquor that claimed 45 lives in Sonepat and Panipat districts over the past few days.
The liquor was allegedly being prepared in Naina Tatarpur village at a house owned by Vijay Kumar, a post-graduate teacher (PGT) posted at Juan village in the district, said the police.
Vijay’s cousin Naresh, who is yet to be nabbed, was the alleged mastermind of the racket, said SP Jashandeep Singh Randhawa. “Vijay had allowed Naresh to put up at his house and was aware of the hooch racket,” he said.