Home »  Topic »  Punjab hooch tragedy: Kin of victims not filing complaints due to ‘fear of liquor mafia’

Punjab hooch tragedy: Kin of victims not filing complaints due to ‘fear of liquor mafia’


Supporters of Aam Aadmi Party raise slogans as they protest over the death of people after allegedly consuming spurious liquor, at Civil Hospital in Tarn Taran, Punjab on August 2, 2020. | Photo Credit: PTI

Close to a 100 people have lost their lives after allegedly consuming spurious liquor in three districts of Punjab, yet none of the victim families in Gurdaspur’s Batala, one of the affected towns, have so far come forward to file a police complaint.

Also read: Punjab hooch tragedy toll rises to 98

A source in the local administration said the fear of “liquor mafia’’ could ...


Read the full text thehindu