Spirit was imported from Kolkata in the name of sanitizer: Police
SIWAN: After seven people have lost their lives due to spurious liquor in Siwan, Bihar Police have taken strict action against illicit liquor supplier. On Monday evening, SHO and Chowkidar of Lakri Nabiganj police station in Siwan district have been suspended in connection with the hooch tragedy in the district. The whole matter pertains to Bala village of Lakdi Nabiganj police station area of Siwan. While 16 people have been arrested in this case.
Additional Director General of Police JS Gangwar said that 16 people have been arrested so far. Eight people died and six lost their eyesight after consuming spurious liquor in the Siwan district Sunday night.
सिवान जिला में कथित मिलावटी शराब से मृत्यु के सम्बन्ध में अद्यतन : 11 प्रभावित व्यक्तिओं में 05 की मृत्यु हो गई है, अन्य व्यक्ति सदर अस्पताल सिवान में चिकित्सारत हैं I अबतक 16 व्यक्तिओं की गिरफ़्तारी की गई है I सभी बिंदुओं पर जाँच की जा रही है I #biharpolice #biharprohibition pic.twitter.com/frwlmoAb6e— Bihar Police (@bihar_police) January 23, 2023
However, ADG Headquarters Jitendra Singh Gangwar reported, for making liquor, spirit was called from Kolkata in the name of making sanitizer. It was brought through the transporter of Muzaffarpur on 18 January. A total of five people have died so far. Seven are undergoing treatment. Saran’s DIG has also gone to investigate on the spot.
Of the 16 arrested, eight have cases already registered under the Excise Act. Of these, Mantu Bin, Surendra Bin, Sita Bin have 2-2 cases registered under the Excise Act, while Basant Bin, Nagendra Manjhi, Dilip Sah, Harendra Sah, Deepak Chauhan have 1-1 cases registered.
Meanwhile, Opposition leader in assembly Vijay Kumar Sinha alleged that the hooch tragedy is happening in the state repeatedly as the government is not taking stringent action against the culprits.