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Wednesday, 12 August 2020

Bottles of liquor seen floating in canal

Shiv Kumar Sharma

Tribune News Service

Yamunanagar, August 11

A large number of people gathered at the banks of Western Jamuna Canal (WJC) at Radaur town as soon as they heard about bottles of liquor floating in the water.

Initially, many of them jumped into the canal to bring out the bottles, but later some of them threw those away, suspecting that these might contain spurious liquor like those seized in Punjab.

Word of caution

Several people started fishing bottles out of the canal. But I warned them not to drink liquor in view of the tragedy in Punjab, where more than 100 people have died after consuming spurious liquor. — Swami Maheshashram, Temple Priest

According to the information available, a large number of country (desi) liquor bottles were seen floating near the 'pucca' ghat constructed on the banks of WJC at Radaur town on Sunday evening.

"Several people started bringing out the bottles from the canal. But I warned them not to consume this liquor because a tragedy had recently happened in Punjab due to the consumption of spurious liquor," said priest Swami Maheshashram living at Nageshwar Dham Temple near 'pucca' ghat.

He said that some people followed his advice and threw away the bottles. He added that hundreds of bottles were seen floating in the canal.

Bottles were labelled with a brand of country liquor manufactured by a distillery in Ambala district.

After getting information, Deep Chand, SHO, Radaur police station, sent a team near 'pucca' ghat.

"When our team reached the spot, 20-25 bottles of liquor were floating in the WJC. But those could not be brought out due to high water flow in the canal," said Deep Chand.

He said that it could not be known who threw the liquor bottles and with what motive. "No bottle was fished out from the canal. No case has been registered," the SHO said.

from The Tribune

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