Hooch tragedy: man held for supplying spurious liquor

April 16th, 2009 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) A 48-year-old man has been arrested here for supplying spurious liquor that caused the death of over 30 people in the last two months in west Delhi, police said Thursday.
Mukesh, accused in 60 cases of excise violation and other offences, was arrested Wednesday from the vicinity of Gagan Cinema in Nand Nagari in northeast Delhi.

“During interrogation, Mukesh revealed the entire network of manufacture, distribution and supply of spurious liquor,” said Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch) Satyendra Garg.

The police said in March several deaths were caused due to spurious liquor in Dabri area in southwest Delhi. A total of 13 cases were registered then and the investigations were transferred to the crime branch.

According to the police they had also registered 13 cases after deaths were reported from Khyala and Rajouri Garden in the first week of April. In these cases, the crime branch was again asked to carry out the investigations.

The police arrested Kamla, 52, and her husband Rajender, 48, from the Sarai Kale Khan Bus Terminal March 21 in this regard. The police then arrested Mukesh Gupta, 35, from Dabri area March 25.

Kaushalya, 62, was arrested April 4. The police said she was involved in more than 35 cases of Excise Act and other offences. Seema, 30, was also arrested April 10 in this connection.

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