A man and his son, who allegedly made the spurious liquor that claimed over 70 lives in Uttarakhand and neighbouring Uttar Pradesh, were arrested on Monday from Jhabrera area of Haridwar district, police said.
Hardev and Sukhwinder alias Sukha, residents of Punden village of Saharanpur district in Uttar Pradesh, were arrested by the Uttarkhand Police from near Ekbalpur Fatak in Jhabrera area of the district, SSP Haridwar Janmejay Khanduri told reporters in Roorkee.
The father-son duo has told the police during preliminary interrogation that they did not manufacture the liquor but bought a drum of it of nearly 400 litres from one Arjun who lives in Tejupur village in Bhagwanpur area, he said.
Police is now in searching for Arjun, the officer said.
The latest arrests take the total number of people held in connection with the tragedy to four.
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