UP: Nine Policemen Suspended In Agra Following Hooch Tragedy
UP: Nine Policemen Suspended In Agra Following Hooch Tragedy

Agra: The Uttar Pradesh government has suspended 9 policemen, in Agra after spurious liquor killed ten in the district in the past 48-hours. And so while the district administration initially denied the reports of a hooch tragedy in Dauki and Deoria villages of Agra, with mounting deaths, the chief minister ordered a probe by the ADG, Agra.

Police have confirmed that four people died after consuming spurious liquor and said the investigation is on to ascertain the reason behind the death of six others. “Nine police personnel, including three SHOs and six constables, have been suspended over the incident. We have also sent a recommendation for action against the guilty excise officers and the policemen to the government," Additional Director General of Police, Agra, Rajeev Krishna said, adding that  "Reports from Forensic Science Laboratory confirmed the presence of methyl alcohol in four viscera samples sent for testing”. Thus the four men died after consuming spurious liquor, he added.

Ten people reportedly died in Agra in the past 4 days after gulping spurious liquorFour deaths were reported in Deoria Village and two deaths in Garhi Jahan village in the Shamsabad area of the district. 4 people died in Kaulara Kalan and Barkula villages after consuming spurious liquor, the family members said. People said spurious liquor was easily available in the villages and urged to administration to crack down on those selling it.


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