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Two held in Kushinagar hooch tragedy case

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Two persons have been arrested in connection with hooch tragedy, which claimed eight lives, said of Police here on Sunday.

Talking to ANI, Mishra said: "Eight people died in the hooch tragedy. We have arrested two persons in this regard. We are likely to arrest more people behind the crime.""In order to conduct a transparent probe, the (CO) has been sent to the Police Lines. We have suspended a beat and station in-charge-officer due to their laxity in the matter," he added.Chief Minister on Saturday announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh each to the kin of those who died after consuming spurious liquor and Rs 50,000 each to those who are undergoing treatment. Consumption of spurious illegal liquor has claimed the lives of 70 people in and Uttar Pradesh, forcing the governments to launch a major crackdown to nab those responsible for distribution of illicit liquor in the states and neighbouring regions.

While 14 people lost their lives in Uttarakhand, the death toll in mounted to 56."In Kushinagar, illegal trafficking of liquor has been suspected to have taken place from Bihar," (Law and Order) Police had said in on Saturday, claiming that 10 people fell prey to hooch tragedy."The police and excise team across the state are conducting a to trace the culprits," he said.

and teams are carrying out joint operations in a bid to take on the producers of spurious liquor.

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First Published: Sun, February 10 2019. 15:14 IST