People who consumed spurious liquor undergoing treatment (Photo : IANS)

97 die in UP-Uttarakhand hooch tragedy, 215 arrested

Lucknow/Dehradun :  The death toll in the moonshine tragedy in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand rose to 97 on Sunday even as 215 people were arrested in a sweeping police crackdown on illicit liquor in Uttar Pradesh, officials said. Simultaneously, as the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) blamed the ruling BJP in […]

People who consumed spurious liquor undergoing treatment at a hospital (Photo : IANS)

Death toll in UP-Uttarakhand hooch tragedies reach 97

Lucknow | The death toll in the twin hooch tragedies in Uttar Pradesh and neighbouring Uttarakhand has increased to 97, with over 200 people arrested in a police crackdown, officials said on Sunday. A total of 64 deaths were reported in Uttar Pradesh — 54 in Saharanpur district and 11 in Kushinagar. Saharanpur District Magistrate […]