Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh while speaking to media. (Photo/ANI)
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh while speaking to media. (Photo/ANI)

Punjab CM meets families of hooch tragedy victims, assures action against guilty

ANI | Updated: Aug 07, 2020 12:13 IST


Tarn Taran (Punjab) [India], Aug 7 (ANI): Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday met the family members of the hooch tragedy victims.
He said that a special prosecutor has been appointed and investigation into the case is underway.
"All those found guilty will be punished. Not a single person will be spared. A special prosecutor has been appointed and an investigation into the matter is underway," said the Chief Minister while speaking to media.

Earlier on Wednesday, Singh had directed the Director-General of Police (DGP) to book those directly involved in hooch tragedy under Section 302 of the IPC.
Promising justice for the victims, which he termed as the biggest tragedy of recent times, the Chief Minister also mooted enhancement of punishment for spurious/illicit liquor manufacturing and smuggling under the Excise Act, to ensure repeat offenders remain behind the bars and are not able to come out easily to indulge in the crime again.
Recently, close to 110 people had died after consuming illicit liquor in three districts of the state. (ANI)

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