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Another victim succumbs, toll reaches 113

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Tribune News Service

Amritsar, August 5

The death toll in the spurious liquor tragedy rose to 113 with one more death reported in Tarn Taran district. Deputy Commissioner Kulwant Singh said one more person lost his life in the district. "There are 13 people under treatment in various hospitals. Six of them were referred to Amritsar for eye treatment, while one was in critical condition," the DC said.

Tarn Taran has witnessed 84 deaths, followed by Amritsar (15) and Batala (14). Dhruv Dahiya, SSP, Amritsar (Rural), said a total of 105 cases had been registered against illicit liquor traders since August 1. "As many as 40 persons have been arrested with 1,216 litre illicit liquor and 6,745 litre lahan.

Meanwhile, a team of excise officials raided Jiobala village in Tarn Taran today and recovered 400 litre lahan from the house of Paramjit Singh Pamma.

Inspector Amrik Singh said a case under Sections 61, 1 and 14 of the Excise Act had been registered at the Sadar police station.

In another case, the Patti Sadar police raided the houses of two brothers in Sahbrahn village and recovered 1,050 litre lahan and 6 litre illicit liquor.

from The Tribune

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