Punjab liquor demise probe begins, report in three weeks


GS Paul & PK Jaiswar
Tribune News Service
Amritsar, August 6

A day after Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh ordered the formation of two particular investigation groups to probe the Majha spurious liquor tragedy that claimed over 100 lives, Divisional Commissioner Raj Kamal Chaudhry at present commenced a parallel magisterial probe into the case.

At a gathering with senior administrative, police and excise officers of Tarn Taran, Amritsar and Batala districts, Chaudhry sought particulars on modes used to ferry industrial spirit from distilleries and to which all locations it was equipped.

He noticed that police and excise officers didn’t carry out their responsibility satisfactorily. The Health Department officers had been additionally known as for the assembly to determine the explanations for the delay in preparation of viscera experiences.

The police officers had been advised to furnish an in depth report on the investigations, recoveries, arrest of bootleggers, FIRs lodged and the statements of victims and witnesses. He additionally demanded a listing of the excise officers deputed in these areas over the previous two years and the manufacturing and possession minutes of the distilleries.

The Divisional Commissioner sought data on what steps the three police districts had taken after the federal government launched a crackdown on illicit liquor commerce in May.



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