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Monday, 9 November 2020

Main accused held

Panipat, November 8

The Sonepat police on Sunday arrested the main accused in the hooch deaths case. The accused has been identified as Mohit of Thana Kalan village of Sonepat district. He was produced in court and sent to three days' police remand.

The police had on Thursday unearthed an illegal liquor unit at Kharkhoda and arrested one Ankit of Khanda village. They had seized 395 quarters of spurious liquor, a machine, fake labels and fake holograms from there.

The police also arrested a liquor supplier, identified as Ranbir of Baghru village, on Sunday. He reportedly admitted to supplying spurious liquor to Shashtry Colony, Indian Colony and Garhi Brahmanan locality in Sonepat district.

The death toll due to consumption of illicit liquor has reached 48.

Besides, the Murthal police have nabbed Lokender of Mainpuri district in Uttar Pradesh. — TNS

Ex-CM seeks relief for victims' kin

Former CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda has demanded financial assistance and a government job for a family member of those who died after consuming spurious liquor in Dhansauli village of Panipat district and Gumar village of Sonepat district. TNS

from The Tribune

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