It’s sheer murder, won’t spare those involved: CM - ECAS Punjab

It’s sheer murder, won’t spare those involved: CM

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 4

Under fire from his colleagues on government's response to the spurious liquor tragedy, Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Tuesday said no one, whether a politician or a public servant, would be spared if found complicit in the case.

Criminals don't have political affiliation

Some unscrupulous elements took advantage of the state's focus on battling the pandemic to satiate their greed at the cost of human liveshellip; Mafias and criminals do not have any political affiliation — Capt Amarinder Singh, CM

The Chief Minister said the entire police force had been directed to crackdown on the liquor mafia. Some unscrupulous elements took advantage of the police focus on battling the Covid pandemic to satiate their greed at the cost of human lives, said the Chief Minister.

"This is sheer murder and the killers will not get away with it. They knew that the concoction was fatal and yet they supplied/sold the poison to innocent people. They deserve no mercy," said Capt Amarinder, adding that his government stood with the families of the deceased and would leave no stone unturned to ensure justice for them.

Castigating the Opposition for exploiting the tragedy for petty political interests, the Chief Minister said this was not the time to play politics, but to stand by the government in its efforts to eliminate the mafia. He flayed AAP over its dharnas and asked how this would help in battling the mafia or supporting the bereaved families?

"Mafias and criminals do not have any political affiliation, their only interest is to earn money by hook or by crook," he said, noting that 2019 had seen three hooch tragedies, all in the BJP-ruled states of Assam, UP and Uttarakhand, claiming 168, 97 and 30 lives, respectively.

"Our people don't care which party is ruling the state, all they want is justice for their loved ones, who fell victim to the greed of the liquor mafia," he said, pointing out that Punjab had also witnessed similar tragedies under the SAD-BJP regime.

The CM urged the Opposition to rise, for once, above their petty political interests to fight for justice for the people.



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