The important thing accused within the final month’s Aligarh hooch incident, which has claimed at the least 35 lives up to now, was nabbed within the early hours of Sunday, police mentioned. Accused Rishi Sharma, who carried a reward of Rs 1 lakh on his arrest, was held close to Bulandshahr border in western Uttar Pradesh, Aligarh Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Kalanidhi Naithani mentioned.
Practically 50 individuals have died in Aligarh since consuming spurious liquor on two completely different events lately, in line with police, whereas officers estimated that the dying toll might go as much as 100 as post-mortem studies of one other 50 hooch customers have been awaited.
“In a serious breakthrough within the hooch incident, key accused and Rs 1 lakh rewardee Rishi Sharma has been arrested from close to Bulandshahr border,” Naithani mentioned.
“Earlier, the police had arrested accused Vipin Yadav, with Rs 50,000 reward on his arrest, and Rishi Sharma’s brother Munish Sharma carrying a bounty of Rs 25,000 on this case,” the SSP mentioned.
The district police chief mentioned up to now 17 FIRs have been lodged and 61 accused arrested in Aligarh over the deaths of individuals after consuming spurious liquor.
A number of police groups, he mentioned, have carried out investigation and searches in six states for the reason that case got here to gentle whereas a crackdown on the liquor mafia additionally began in Aligarh, Naithani added.
9 individuals died after consuming spurious liquor discovered dumped in a canal close to Rohera village within the Jawan space, officers mentioned on Friday.
One other man died on Friday in Aligarh’s Kodiyagunj village and officers hyperlink it with the identical inventory of liquor discovered within the canal close to Rohera village on June 2 by some brick kiln employees.
The 10 deaths are aside from individuals killed within the first tragedy which broke out on Could 28, by which 35 persons are confirmed to have died of liquor poisoning.
(With PTI inputs)