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Punjab hooch tragedy: After toll rises to 86, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal calls for CBI probe – India News , Firstpost


Kejriwal claimed that not one of the instances pertaining to illicit liquor in the previous couple of months have been solved by the native police.

New Delhi: Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday demanded a CBI probe into the Punjab hooch tragedy which has claimed 86 lives to this point.

Kejriwal, whose Aam Aadmi Party is within the Opposition in Punjab, claimed that not one of the instances pertaining to illicit liquor in the previous couple of months have been solved by the native police.

“Saddened by the loss of lives in Punjab due to illicit liquor. State govt needs to immediately take necessary steps to curb such mafias,” Kejriwal tweeted.

“The case should be handed over to CBI immediately as none of the illicit liquor cases from the last few months have been solved by local police,” he stated.

On Saturday, the loss of life toll within the Punjab hooch tragedy rose to 86 with 48 extra individuals reported lifeless after ingesting spurious liquor, prompting the state authorities to droop seven excise and 6 police officers.

The tragedy has been unfolding since Wednesday night in three Punjab districts. Sixty-three of the deaths had been reported from Tarn Taran district, 12 in Amritsar and 11 in Gurdaspur’s Batala, officers stated.

Twenty-five individuals have been arrested thus far amid Opposition criticism and calls for for the resignation of Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, who has warned of strict motion towards anybody discovered complicit.

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