Police arrest 2 smugglers in connection with illicit liquor deaths in Rohtas

By: |
New Delhi | Published: October 28, 2017 6:51:29 PM

After five people died and three others were taken ill after consuming illicit liquor in Bihar’s southern Rohtas district on Saturday, as many as 12 police personnel, including 5 officers have been suspended

news, latest news, Bihar news, India newsSource: PTI (Representational Image)

After five people died and three others were taken ill after consuming illicit liquor in Bihar’s southern Rohtas district on Saturday, as many as 12 police personnel, including 5 officers have been suspended, as per a tweet by ANI. The tweet read, “Bihar: 12 police personnel, including 5 officers, suspended after 5 ppl died on consuming illicit liquor in Rohtas’ Danwar today.” In yet another tweet, the media agency informed that the Bihar police has also arrested two liquor smugglers in connections with the case. “Police arrested two liquor smugglers in connection with deaths due to illicit liquor in Rohtas’ Danwar earlier today,” said the tweet. Earlier, in the day, two men died hours after having consumed the illicit brew at Danwar village under Kachhawa police station and three others died during treatment at Narayan Medical College and Hospital (NMCH) near Dehri on Sone, as per a report by TOI.

The deaths due to liquor come even after a prohibition was enforced in Bihar by the Nitish Kumar-led government in April 2016 through a stringent anti-liquor law that banned manufacturing, sale and consumption of liquor in the state. Rohtas SP Manavjit Singh Dhillon told TOI, “The matter is being investigated. Only after the post-mortem reports are out, can we say with certainty that the deaths have been caused by consumption of illicit liquor.”

A mob of villagers raised slogans against police as they demonstrated on the Piro-Nasariganj state highway, placing the bodies on the road and blocking the traffic, earlier in the day.

Get live Stock Prices from BSE and NSE and latest NAV, portfolio of Mutual Funds, calculate your tax by Income Tax Calculator, know market’s Top Gainers, Top Losers & Best Equity Funds. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Next Stories
1Starbucks amazing Rs 100 offer! If you are a coffee lover, this is must read for you!
2AAI plans to open second airports to tackle increased air traffic
3PM Narendra Modi meets journalists in Diwali Milan programme, says media plays pivotal role in democracy