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At least 21 dead after drinking spurious liquor in Punjab's 3 districts, CM orders magisterial probe

The deaths took place in Punjab's Amritsar, Batala and Tarn Taran districts since Wednesday night. Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has ordered a magisterial probe.

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At least 21 dead after drinking spurious liquor in Punjab's 3 districts, CM orders magisterial probe
The deaths took place in Punjab's Amritsar, Batala and Tarn Taran districts
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Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has ordered a magisterial probe into the death of 21 people across three districts who died after allegedly drinking spurious liquor. 

The deaths took place in Punjab's Amritsar, Batala and Tarn Taran districts since Wednesday night. 

"I have ordered a magisterial enquiry into suspected spurious liquor deaths in Amritsar, Gurdaspur and Tarn Taran. Commissioner, Jalandhar Division will conduct the enquiry and coordinate with concerned SSPs and other officers. Anyone found guilty will not be spared," Amarinder Singh said. 

According to Punjab DGP Dinkar Gupta, the first five fatalities were reported from Mucchal and Tangra villages in Amritsar's Tarsikka on July 29 night.

Two more people died under suspicious circumstances at Amritsar's Muchhal village on Thursday evening. Until now, 21 people across three districts have succumbed. 

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