Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], November 21 (ANI): The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to attach properties of those found guilty of manufacturing spurious liquor in the state, highly placed official sources informed on Saturday.
As per the source, strict action will also include heavy fines against the guilty parties.
Earlier in the day, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday hit out at the UP government over the same issue, saying that it was unable to handle the problem.
In the last couple of days, it was claimed that atleast 10 people in different parts of the state died due to consumption of illicit liquor.
As many as six people died on Friday after allegedly consuming illicit liquor in the Brajpuri and Garh Mukteshwar areas of Hapur. While families of the deceased claimed that the deaths were due to the liquor, the UP Police have dismissed them.
In a separate incident on the same day, four people died and at least five were admitted to a hospital after consuming illicit liquor in Amilia village under Phulpur police station jurisdiction in Prayagraj, District Magistrate Bhanu Chandra Goswami said.
In both cases, samples of liquor were sent for testing. (ANI)