Hooch tragedy: Police raid freeway eateries close to Rajpura

Tribune News Service

Patiala, August 1

Senior law enforcement officials on Saturday shaped groups to raid eateries on highways close to Rajpura after stories that spurious liquor that killed over 60 in Amritsar, allegedly got here from Rajpura.

The demise toll within the hooch tragedy in Punjab rose to 62 at the moment, as two extra individuals have been arrested in Amritsar for his or her alleged involvement in promoting spurious liquor, a police official mentioned.

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The deaths have been reported from Tarn Taran, Batala and Amritsar districts since Wednesday.

Senior officers confirmed that raids by police groups are on to nab dhaba homeowners who had allegedly bought a whole bunch of drums of chemical to be provided to the accused who used it to fabricate illicit liquor.

Police have recovered chemical compounds and different materials from the dhabas and are more likely to register an FIR.

“These dhaba owners in connivance with truck drivers who transport chemicals to distilleries, fill their own drums to sell them later to accused for illegal manufacturing of liquor,” they mentioned.

As many as 4 police groups from Rajpura and Tarn Taran performed raids at these freeway joints the place vehicles make an everyday halt.

The police operation was on until the final stories got here in.

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