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World Arrests made in India after tainted alcohol kills more than 80

11:05  02 august  2020
11:05  02 august  2020 Source:   aljazeera.com

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More than 80 people have died in recent days after drinking toxic bootleg alcohol in the Indian state of Punjab, officials and reports said Saturday. The victims drank the sanitiser as a substitute for alcohol which has been restricted during a coronavirus lockdown in India . Our goal is to create a safe and

Indian police have arrested 25 people on suspicion of selling tainted alcohol that killed at least 69 people this week in northern Punjab state. Deaths from illegally brewed alcohol are common in India That same year, another 80 people died from tainted liquor in northern Uttar Pradesh state.

Indian police say they have arrested more than two dozen people on suspicion of selling tainted alcohol that has killed at least 86 people in recent days in the northern state of Punjab.

a group of people sitting posing for the camera: Relatives at the cremation of Kirpal Singh, who died after drinking spurious alcohol, at Amritsar's Muchhal village [Narinder Nanu/AFP] © [Narinder Nanu/AFP] Relatives at the cremation of Kirpal Singh, who died after drinking spurious alcohol, at Amritsar's Muchhal village [Narinder Nanu/AFP]

Six police officers and seven other officials have also been suspended for failure to prevent the sale of tainted liquor as a magistrate began an investigation into the deaths in three districts.

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Police have arrested 25 people suspected of selling the poisonous alcohol in the northern state of Aug 01, 2020 at 5:31 PM. Dozens of people have died in India after drinking tainted alcohol . Bootleg alcohol , which is much cheaper than regulated liquor, is fairly common in parts of rural India .

Indian police say they have arrested 25 people on suspicion of selling tainted alcohol that killed at Deaths from illegally brewed alcohol are common in India , where the poor cannot afford licensed brands That same year, another 80 people died from tainted liquor in northern Uttar Pradesh state.

An official told AFP news agency that 11 people had died in Gurdaspur district. The Press Trust of India added that 12 people were killed in the neighbouring district of Amritsar and 63 in Tarn Taran.

Punjab state's Police Chief Dinkar Gupta said the 25 suspects arrested over the incident supplied the tainted alcohol to roadside eateries from where it was sold to travellers and villagers.

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said he had ordered a special inquiry into the deaths and "anyone found guilty will not be spared".

A government statement said the deaths were due to "spurious" liquor and a crackdown on illegal alcohol manufacturing in the state was ordered.

Relatives sit near Sawinder Singh, who is being treated at a government hospital after allegedly drinking tainted alcohol, at Tarn Taran [Narinder Nanu/AFP]

The incident came after authorities in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh said on Friday that nine people had died after drinking alcohol-based sanitiser.

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Police make arrests and confiscate supplies of bootleg alcohol which killed at least 86 people. On Saturday, police carried out more than 100 raids, confiscating supplies of the suspected liquor and Hundreds of people die in India each year after drinking bootleg alcohol from backstreet distilleries.

New Delhi (AP) -- Indian police arrested 25 people on suspicion of selling tainted alcohol that killed at least 69 In 2019, at least 133 people died after drinking tainted liquor in two separate incidents in India ’s That same year, another 80 people died from tainted liquor in northern Uttar Pradesh state.

The victims drank the sanitiser as a substitute for alcohol, which has been restricted during a coronavirus lockdown in India.

Deaths from illegally brewed alcohol are common in India, where the poor cannot afford licensed brands from government-run shops.

Illicit liquor, made in backstreet distilleries and sold for as little as 10 rupees (13 US cents) a litre, is often spiked with methanol to increase potency.

In 2019, at least 133 people died after drinking tainted liquor in two separate incidents in India's northeast Assam state. The victims were mostly tea plantation workers.

That same year, another 80 people died from tainted liquor in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh.

According to the National Crime Records Bureau, about 1,000 people die in India every year because of these substances.

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