In a serious shake-up within the district police after the latest liquor tragedies, the police have transferred over 500 officers, an official stated on Friday because the loss of life depend within the second case rose to 9.
Three extra individuals who had consumed spurious liquor discovered dumped in a canal close to Rohera village in Jawan space in Aligarh have died, officers stated.
One other man died on Friday within the district’s Kodiyagunj village and officers are linking it with the identical inventory of liquor discovered within the canal close to Rohera village on June 2 by some brick kiln staff.
These deaths are aside from individuals killed within the first case, during which 35 individuals are confirmed to have died of liquor poisoning. The quantity may very well be increased as stories of viscera examination on 52 extra suspected victims are nonetheless awaited.
All of the victims, together with girls, within the June 2 hooch tragedy belonged to a bunch of round 120 migrant staff from Bihar. They had been residing in short-term shanties on the native brick kiln the place they labored.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Kalanidhi Naithani stated greater than 540 police personnel who had been posted on the identical police station for over two years have been transferred.
He stated 148 of them have been shunted out of the district.
5 police inspectors, together with two station home officers, and a circle officer have been suspended for suspected hyperlinks with the liquor mafia, the official stated.
Chief Medical Officer, Aligarh, Bhanu Pratap Kalyani confirmed that “9 post-mortems have been carried out since Thursday on victims of the Rohera village hooch tragedy”.
The victims are being primarily handled on the Jawahar Lal Nehru (JLN) Medical School, in addition to some at personal hospitals, officers stated.
The police stated a labourer working at one other brick kiln in Kodiyagunj village below the Akraabaad police station space died after allegedly consuming spurious liquor.
They stated the liquor consumed by the labourer was floating down in a crate downstream the identical canal close to Rohera village.
Chief Superintendent, JLN Medical School, Harris Manzur stated that 32 individuals have to date been admitted within the hospital from Wednesday night time until Thursday night.
“Of those, seven individuals died (of the overall 9 deaths) until this morning and 25 are being handled. A few of them are nonetheless in severe situation. That they had reportedly consumed the liquor found on Wednesday night by one of many labourers who had been fishing within the canal (close to Rohera village), he stated on Friday.
Mr Kalyani stated: “Submit-mortems of 98 individuals have been carried out until this morning after the primary hooch tragedy broke out on Could 28.”
He stated the district authorities are awaiting the viscera stories earlier than confirming the reason for deaths of all these 98 victims.
The administration has to date confirmed 35 deaths within the Could 28 hooch tragedy.
SSP Naithani stated police have intensified the manhunt to trace down Rishi Sharma, the kingpin of the liquor mafia, who’s the one main offender nonetheless eluding them in reference to the Could 28 incident.
The reward for Rishi Sharma’s arrest has been raised from Rs 50,000 to Rs 75,000, he stated.
The SSP stated 5 of Rishi Sharma’s shut relations, together with his spouse and his son, have already been arrested.
Thirty-eight individuals have been arrested in reference to 16 circumstances in separate police stations of the district to date.
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