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2 years after hooch tragedy, illicit liquor trade still rampant in Punjab : Amritsar News – Pro Punjab Tv News

2 years after hooch tragedy, illicit liquor trade still rampant in Punjab :  Amritsar  News – Pro Punjab Tv News



Tribune Information Service

PK Jaiswar

Amritsar, November 22

Two years after the hooch tragedy that claimed over 125 lives in Amritsar, Tarn Taran and Batala, locals nonetheless proceed to fabricate illicit liquor.

“The scenario on the floor degree has not modified in any respect. The illicit liquor distillation continues unabated and the police learn about it. There’s a nexus amongst bootleggers, police and politicians,” alleged Rattan Singh Randhawa, a frontrunner of the Jamhoori Kisan Sabha.

On Monday, the Supreme Court docket got here down closely on authorities involved for treating illicit liquor circumstances with ‘child gloves’. The police hardly lay fingers on the large fish and in the event that they do, they handle to get bails and go scot free, alleged Randhawa, including that there was a must make the legal guidelines extra stringent for repeat offenders.

Although the menace is rampant within the border villages, Bhindi Saida, Lopoke, Gharinda, Khemkaran, Khalra and Ajnala, nearly all of hooch tragedy victims belonged to Tarn Taran’s Pandori Gola, Bhullar, Rataul and Tub villages. The menace is widespread in Gokulpura Mohalla, Muradpura abadi and Dhotian village as effectively.

Rashpal Singh, one of many prime suspects within the hooch tragedy, belonged to Dhotian. After being on the run for 2 years, he had surrendered earlier than a court docket in Could this yr. Nonetheless, he managed to safe bails inside weeks after many witnesses turned hostile.

Based on Gurbhej Singh, former sarpanch of Palasour in Tarn Taran, illicit liquor was being bought no less than 12 locations within the village and the police knew about it. One other resident identified that brewing of illicit liquor in Mand areas was an open secret.

Throughout the ‘Operation Pink Rose’ launched in Punjab following the hooch tragedy, the police recognized and raided many locations the place the liquor was being manufactured.

IG (Border Vary) Mohnish Chawla stated the Punjab Police had been conducting common raids and making seizures within the border belt. “We have been working in tandem with the Excise Division and have made heavy seizures of lahan (uncooked materials for manufacturing illicit liquor) and illicit liquor previously. It’s an ongoing course of and enforcement is the one approach to deal with the menace,” stated the IG.





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Tribune Information Service

PK Jaiswar

Amritsar, November 22

Two years after the hooch tragedy that claimed over 125 lives in Amritsar, Tarn Taran and Batala, locals nonetheless proceed to fabricate illicit liquor.

“The scenario on the floor degree has not modified in any respect. The illicit liquor distillation continues unabated and the police learn about it. There’s a nexus amongst bootleggers, police and politicians,” alleged Rattan Singh Randhawa, a frontrunner of the Jamhoori Kisan Sabha.

On Monday, the Supreme Court docket got here down closely on authorities involved for treating illicit liquor circumstances with ‘child gloves’. The police hardly lay fingers on the large fish and in the event that they do, they handle to get bails and go scot free, alleged Randhawa, including that there was a must make the legal guidelines extra stringent for repeat offenders.

Although the menace is rampant within the border villages, Bhindi Saida, Lopoke, Gharinda, Khemkaran, Khalra and Ajnala, nearly all of hooch tragedy victims belonged to Tarn Taran’s Pandori Gola, Bhullar, Rataul and Tub villages. The menace is widespread in Gokulpura Mohalla, Muradpura abadi and Dhotian village as effectively.

Rashpal Singh, one of many prime suspects within the hooch tragedy, belonged to Dhotian. After being on the run for 2 years, he had surrendered earlier than a court docket in Could this yr. Nonetheless, he managed to safe bails inside weeks after many witnesses turned hostile.

Based on Gurbhej Singh, former sarpanch of Palasour in Tarn Taran, illicit liquor was being bought no less than 12 locations within the village and the police knew about it. One other resident identified that brewing of illicit liquor in Mand areas was an open secret.

Throughout the ‘Operation Pink Rose’ launched in Punjab following the hooch tragedy, the police recognized and raided many locations the place the liquor was being manufactured.

IG (Border Vary) Mohnish Chawla stated the Punjab Police had been conducting common raids and making seizures within the border belt. “We have been working in tandem with the Excise Division and have made heavy seizures of lahan (uncooked materials for manufacturing illicit liquor) and illicit liquor previously. It’s an ongoing course of and enforcement is the one approach to deal with the menace,” stated the IG.

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