Bihar Hooch Tragedy: The SIT team formed to investigate the deaths due to spurious liquor in Chhapra, Siwan, and Begusarai in Bihar has arrested liquor mafia Anil Singh in the case. It has also arrested 271 liquor traders under Operation Clean. Besides this, 6,335 litres of liquor and 21 vehicles have been seized so far.
The action has been taken after several died in Bihar’s Chhapra, Siwan, and Begusarai after drinking spurious.
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NHRC To Send Investigation Team To Bihar
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has decided to send a spot investigation team led by one of its members to probe the case. In the Saran district, the death toll due to drinking spurious liquor increased to 30 on Friday.
This is the biggest incident of its kind ever since alcohol was banned in Bihar six years ago. The NHRC said in a statement that amid reports of more deaths in Bihar due to spurious liquor, the commission “has decided to send a team headed by one of its members to the spot for investigation”.
Politics Deepens On Deaths
Amid investigations and actions by authorities, politics is deepening over the matter with the opposition leaving no chance to attack the Nitish Kumar-led state government. Jamui MP and Lok Jan Shakti Party chief Chirag Paswan met the Governor on Saturday and submitted a memorandum regarding this issue. Chirag lashed out at Nitish Kumar fiercely as soon as he came out of the Governor’s house.
CM Nitish Kumar On Compensation
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday said that no compensation will be given to those who died after drinking spurious alcohol in the state recently. While addressing the state assembly on the issue of the alcohol ban in Bihar, the CM said that he has been appealing to people that if they will drink alcohol, they will die.
He said, “If you die from drinking alcohol and think we will give compensation, it is not going to happen.”
| “No compensation will be given to people who died after drinking…We have been appealing- if you drink, you will die…those who talk in favour of drinking will not bring any good to you…”, said CM Nitish Kumar in assembly earlier today.
(Source: Bihar Assembly)
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