Liquor deaths: Ludhiana paint seller in internet


GS Paul & PK Jaiswar

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, August 4

The Amritsar (Rural) police have arrested Rajeev Joshi, a paint retailer proprietor of Ludhiana, from whom Ravinder Anand of Moga had procured denatured spirit that was later used to organize spurious liquor that claimed over 100 lives in Amritsar, Tarn Taran and Batala districts.

An enormous inventory of spirit and chemical compounds was discovered at his godown in Vishkarma Chowk space of Ludhiana.

Joshi has confessed to having equipped three drums of methanol to Prabhdeep Singh, nephew of Ravinder, who’s additional linked to Avtar Singh. That denatured spirit was allegedly used to make the lethal concoction.

The police have additionally arrested Ashwani Bajaj of Moga, who had reportedly facilitated the deal between them. Bajaj runs a paint retailer in Moga. Ravinder, a manufacturing facility proprietor, bought three drums of methanol by paying Rs 11,000 per drum. He later bought that inventory to Avtar Singh, who additional bought it to Harjeet Singh of Pandori Gola village in Tarn Taran. Harjeet’s son Satnam Singh later equipped it to Gobinder Singh and Mithu Singh of Jandiala. Balwinder Kaur of Muchhal village, which reported 13 deaths, had procured denatured spirit from Gobinder and Mithu.

Gobinder’s space of operation included Jandiala and Manawal belts, moreover numerous elements of Batala. DGP Dinkar Gupta stated Dharminder of Hathi Gate, Batala, was arrested on Tuesday in reference to 13 deaths in Batala. The complete variety of arrests within the case thus far has gone as much as 40.


Methanol path

  • Ludhiana-based paint retailer proprietor Rajeev Joshi bought three drums of methanol to Ravinder Anand of Moga
  • Ravinder bought that inventory to Avtar Singh, who additional bought it to Harjeet Singh of Pandori Gola village in Tarn Taran
  • Harjeet’s son Satnam bought it to Gobinder Singh and Mithu Singh of Jandiala from whom it reached Balwinder Kaur of Muchhal village



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