Yamunanagar, November 13 (Language) After the death of two more people allegedly due to drinking poisonous liquor in Haryana, the death toll in this case has increased to 20. Officials gave this information on Monday.
Officials said two deaths in the last 48 hours occurred in Yamunanagar, where 16 people had died earlier, while two deaths were reported in Ambala.
Police said 14 people have been arrested in the case, including two from Ambala.
On Monday, State Congress President Uday Bhan visited the house of a victim in Mandebari village and met the family members. Later, speaking to reporters, he said that Congress demands an investigation by a sitting High Court judge into the deaths caused by drinking suspected spurious liquor.
He alleged that this is not the first time that such an incident has happened, a few years ago also many people had lost their lives due to poisonous liquor in the state.
The Congress leader alleged that on the day of deaths due to poisonous liquor in Yamunanagar, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar was holding a public dialogue program in the district, but he did not go to meet the families of the victims.
“An illegal liquor factory was running in Ambala, the home district of state government minister Anil Vij, but he did not know what was happening right under his nose,” he said.
Udaybhan demanded compensation of Rs 50 lakh to the families of the deceased.
Aam Aadmi Party has also demanded an investigation by a High Court judge in this matter. Earlier, Yamunanagar police had formed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to investigate the case.
Haryana Cabinet Minister Kanwar Pal had earlier said that the culprits would not be spared and strict action would be taken against them.
Language Ranjan Dilip