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Punjab Toxic Liquor Case: 7 Excise Officials, 6 Cops Suspended, Death Toll At 86
The government also announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh for each of the families of those dead, they said.
Punjab toxic liquor case: 86 dead, 7 excise officials, 6 cops suspended
New Delhi: 86 people have died in several districts allegedly after consuming toxic liquor last Friday prompted CM Amarinder Singh to order a high-level investigation.
According to the latest Update, Twenty-five people have been arrested so far while Captain Singh warned of strict action against anyone found involved in the case. Seven excise and six police officials have been suspended.
The government also announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh for each of the families of those dead, they said. Tarn Taran City death toll stays 63 deaths, followed by 12 in Amritsar and 11 in Gurdaspur’s Batala. Till Friday night, the state had reported 39 deaths in the tragedy unfolding since Wednesday night.
According to an official statement, the CM ordered the suspension of seven excise officials, along with six policemen. Among the suspended officials are two deputy superintendents of police and four station house officers.
Strict action will be taken against any public servant or others found complicit in the case, said the chief minister, describing the police and excise department failure to check the manufacturing and sale of spurious liquor as shameful.