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Uttarakhand: Death toll due to consumption of illicit liquor rises to 32

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Death toll due to consumption of liquor in touched 32 on Saturday.

Total 31 liquor traders have been arrested in connection with the deaths that occurred due to consumption of liquor. 509 quarters of country-made liquor and 91 litres raw liquor has been seized from them, said an

has suspended 13 employees of including the Excise Inspector of region after 70 people lost their lives following the consumption of spurious liquor in the state and

A show cause notice has also been issued to the higher officials of the Enforcement Wing of for dereliction of duty. A magisterial inquiry has already been initiated in the hooch tragedy.

Meanwhile, as many as 46 people lost their lives in and 10 in Kushinagar in after consuming liquor.

The authorities also claimed to have seized 965 bulk litre of illicit liquor in just one day (from 8 February to 9 February).

Uttarakhand and governments have launched a major crackdown to nab those responsible for the distribution of illicit liquor in the states.

teams are carrying out joint operations along the UP-Uttarakhand border.

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First Published: Sun, February 10 2019. 02:36 IST