At the least 11 folks have died within the final 24 hours allegedly after consuming suspected spurious liquor in Madhya Pradesh’s Ujjain on Thursday. State Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan ordered a high-level probe into the incident.
A press release by the federal government mentioned the victims died after allegedly consuming “denatured spirit”.
“Eleven folks, principally beggars and poor labourers, died after ingesting some toxic liquid since Wednesday in areas falling underneath three police stations- Kharakuwa, Jeevajiganj and Mahakal,” Ujjain Extra Superintendent of Police Rupesh Dwivedi mentioned.
“We’re investigating what liquid they consumed and who offered it. We’re finishing up raids,” he mentioned.
Following the incident, Superintendent of Police Manoj Kumar Singh has suspended Kharakuwa Inspector M S Meena, Sub Inspector Niranjan Sharma and two constables Nawaz Saeed and Sheikh Anwar, the ASP mentioned.
Ujjain Chief Medical and Well being Officer (CMHO) Mahaveer Khandelwal mentioned, “Eleven folks have been dropped at an area hospital in a essential situation.
None of them survived for greater than 15 minutes after being introduced.”
Requested what the victims had consumed, he mentioned, “It may very well be spurious liquor, spirit or another chemical. It is going to be identified when the viscera report is available in.”
Ujjain Collector Ashish Singh mentioned an order has been issued to crack a whip towards the folks promoting toxic substances and to cost them underneath stringent Nationwide Safety Act (NSA).
Within the wake of the deaths in Ujjain, CM Chouhan known as an pressing assembly of high officers at his residence in Bhopal on Thursday.
He requested the officers to take stern motion towards folks promoting toxic substances, the Chief Minister’s Workplace (CMO) mentioned.
Such networks needs to be busted, he added.
Chouhan ordered a probe by the Particular Investigation Workforce (SIT) headed by Extra Chief Secretary (ACS) Dwelling (Rajesh Rajora) into the incident.
“If such a factor is being offered elsewhere, police ought to discover it out and prosecute the offenders severely,” Chouhan mentioned.
He directed the ACS Dwelling to submit the preliminary report.
“Folks promoting toxic substances are enemies of the society. They need to be punished severely. Efforts needs to be made to ship such folks to gallows,” he added.
(With Inputs from PTI)