Punjab police arrest two key absconders in hooch tragedy; father-son duo establish 13 extra suspects

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 7

Punjab Police on Friday arrested two of the important thing absconders within the hooch tragedy whereas including homicide expenses to the FIRs in opposition to all kingpins within the case.

“On the directives of Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, Section 302 of the IPC has been added to the FIRs against the kingpins, who are directly responsible for the death of 113 persons across three districts,” DGP Dinkar Gupta mentioned.

With the arrest of the father-son duo, Harjit Singh and Shamsher Singh, the full variety of arrests within the case has gone as much as 54 —37 in Tarn Taran, 9 in Amritsar (Rural) and eight in Batala.

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Harjit Singh and Shamsher had additionally been booked on homicide expenses, aside from Kashmir Singh and Satnam Singh, mentioned the DGP.

In addition, two FIRs have been registered below part 216 of the IPC for harbouring the criminals concerned within the case. Another 21 individuals have been arrested on this connection.

More than 887 raids have been carried out since July 31, when the primary deaths within the case had been reported, within the three affected districts (303 in Tarn Taran, 330 in Amritsar (Rural) and 254 in Batala).

While Harjit was nabbed by Amritsar (Rural) police, which have registered one FIR, his son was apprehended by Tarn Taran police, which have booked three FIRs with a most of 84 deaths.

Two FIRs have been registered in Batala, with 14 deaths. The coordinated raids that led to the arrest of the duo came about this morning.

“The two accused have confirmed disclosure of Satnam (also the son of Harjit) that they had bought three drums of spurious liquor from Avtar Singh on July 27 at Pandori Gola “Harjit Singh paid Rs 15,000 to Avtar Singh around 15 days before the delivery when the deal was settled while another Rs 15,000 was paid to him on the day of the delivery. The duo has identified 13 more persons allegedly involved in the case and raids were being conducted to nab them,” the DGP mentioned.

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