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Madhya Pradesh hooch tragedy: Toll mounts to 20; CM orders removing of Morena collector, SP – India News , Firstpost

Twenty-one extra are at present present process remedy in Morena and Gwalior, stated a senior police official. Police additionally stated they’ve registered a case towards seven folks and launched a seek for them

Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan chaired a high-level assembly at his residence . ANI

Bhopal/Morena: Six extra folks have died after consuming spurious liquor in Madhya Pradesh’s Morena district, elevating the toll to 20, a police official stated on Wednesday.

Taking severe cognisance of the incident, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan ordered the removing of Morena’s collector and superintendent of police, after holding a overview assembly on the state of affairs on Wednesday, one other official stated.

Police stated they’ve registered a case towards seven folks in reference to the incident and launched a seek for them.

“The death toll is now 20 as six more people died after consumption of spurious liquor by villagers in Morena,” Deputy Inspector General, Chambal vary, Rajesh Hingankar informed PTI.

Besides, 21 different individuals are at present present process remedy in Morena and Gwalior, he stated.

“An initial autopsy report revealed the cause of death as consumption of excess liquor which damaged vital body parts. The viscera have been sent to the Forensic Science Laboratory in Sagar for examination,” Morena’s in-charge Chief Medical and Health Officer Dr RC Bandil stated.

The forensic science lab’s report will reveal the precise nature of poison within the liquor, he stated.

Meanwhile after chairing a high-level assembly at his residence in Bhopal, Chouhan directed for the removing of Morena collector and SP, a public relations division official stated.

The collector and SP could be held instantly accountable in such issues, the chief minister warned and stated he won’t stay a “mute spectator” over such points.

“It is a painful and very inhuman incident. A campaign should be launched against illegal liquor sale in the state,” the official stated quoting Chouhan.

State Home Minister Narottam Mishra, Chief Secretary IS Bains, DGP V Ok Jouhri, Additional Chief Secretary Rajesh Rajora have been amongst these current within the overview assembly.

Meanwhile, the police registered a case towards seven individuals in reference to the incident and declared a reward of Rs 10,000 every for his or her arrest, an official stated. The case has been registered below Indian Penal Code Section 304 (culpable murder not amounting to homicide) and provisions of the Excise Act, the police stated.

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