The variety of deaths within the Punjab poisonous liquor tragedy rose to 86 on Saturday whilst Chief Minister Amarinder Singh suspended seven excise officers and 6 policemen, officers stated.
The authorities additionally introduced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh for each of the families of those dead, they stated.
Tarn Taran alone accounted for 63 deaths, adopted by 12 in Amritsar and 11 in Gurdaspur”s Batala. Till Friday night time, the state had reported 39 deaths within the tragedy unfolding since Wednesday night time.
According to an official assertion, the Chief Minister ordered the suspension of seven excise officers, together with six policemen.
Among the suspended officers are two deputy superintendents of police and 4 station home officers.
Strict motion will likely be taken in opposition to any public servant or others discovered complicit within the case, stated the chief minister, describing the police and excise division failure to examine the manufacturing and sale of poisonous liquor as shameful.
Nobody will likely be allowed to get away with feeding poison to our folks, he added