Sonepat, November 7
Three more persons lost their lives at Gumar village in the district, taking the toll in the spurious liquor tragedy in Sonepat and Panipat districts to 48. Another 30 are still under treatment in various hospitals.
Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh each to the victims’ kin. He said strict action would be taken against all those involved in the racket.
The police, meanwhile, nabbed seven more accused in the case. One of the accused — Ajit alias Jita of Sitwali village — was a partner in an illegal liquor manufacturing unit unearthed by the SIT on Thursday.
The remaining six accused were suppliers. They were identified as Satpal of Baiynapur village, a liquor contractor who owns a vend on the Sonepat-Gohana road, Vicky of Saidpur village, Sonu of Jind, Sahil of Parnala village (Jhajjar), Pawan alias Golu of Panchi village (Sonepat), and Rajbeer of Gumar village (Gannaur).
SP Jashandeep Singh Randhawa said: “We have so far arrested 20 accused and broken the spurious liquor supply chain.” — TNS