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UP set up SIT to probe hooch tragedy

IANS  |  Lucknow 

The government late on Sunday set up a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the hooch tragedy which has left at least 97 dead in the state and neighbouring Uttarakhand, an said.

of Police (Railways) will head the SIT, which has been mandated by to submit a report within 10 working days, officials told IANS.

Other members are division Amit Gupta, of Police, Gorakhpur, Jai Narayan Singh, Chandra Prakash Tripathi, and of Police, zone, Principal Secretary, Home, said.

Apart from finding out the reason leading to the tragedy, the SIT has been asked to explore possibilities of a deep-rooted conspiracy behind the incident, fix responsibility on police and excise department officials, recommend action against the guilty officials and and also submit recommendations to ensure that there is no repetition of such incidents in future.



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First Published: Sun, February 10 2019. 23:54 IST