Punjab hooch tragedy: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal calls for CBI probe

New Delhi, August 2

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal stated on Sunday that the Central Bureau of Investigation ought to probe into the Punjab hooch tragedy which has claimed 86 lives up to now.

Kejriwal, whose Aam Aadmi Party is within the Opposition within the state, claimed that none of the circumstances pertaining to illicit liquor in the previous few months have been solved by the native police.

“Saddened by the loss of lives in Punjab due to illicit liquor. State govt needs to immediately take necessary steps to curb such mafias,” Kejriwal tweeted.“The case should be handed over to CBI immediately as none of the illicit liquor cases from the last few months have been solved by local police.”

On Saturday, the demise toll within the Punjab hooch tragedy rose to 86 with 48 extra folks reported lifeless after consuming spurious liquor, prompting the state authorities to droop seven excise and 6 police officers.

The tragedy has been unfolding since Wednesday night in three Punjab districts. Sixty-three of the deaths have been reported from Tarn Taran district, 12 in Amritsar and 11 in Gurdaspur’s Batala, officers stated.

Twenty-five folks have been arrested up to now amid opposition criticism and calls for for the resignation of Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, who has warned of strict motion towards anybody discovered complicit within the case. PTI


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