Published On: Fri, Feb 8th, 2019

14 dead in 2 hooch tragedies in UP, Yogi orders crackdown

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday ordered a crackdown on the illicit liquor mafia in the state after 14 reported deaths on account of spurious liquor consumption in Saharanpur and Kushinagar.

Rs 2 lakh each would be given to the dependents of the deceased a

A state government spokesman said that Rs 2 lakh each would be given to the dependents of the deceased and Rs 50,000 each to those taken ill after consuming the countrymade liquor.

Additional Chief Secretary (Information) Avaneesh Awasthi said that nine deaths had been reported from Ataryasujan village in Kushinagar and five from Umahi village in Saharanpur.

The Chief Minister, he added, had also ordered strict action against the local excise officials and a crackdown on the people behind the manufacture and sale of illicit liquor.

The Director General of Police (DGP) has also been asked to coordinate between the local police and the excise department to identify the hooch makers and act against them.

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