Aligarh: Police on Tuesday arrested three people allegedly involved in the sale of spurious liquor in Uttar Pradesh’s Aligarh. So far, a total of 36 people have been arrested in this case. According to an official statement released on Tuesday, arrests were made today from the areas under Khair police station area, in which the names of Vipin, Arjun and Amichand have been revealed. Police have recovered fake country liquor pouches from the three accused. Police say the campaign against the liquor mafia is on and efforts have been intensified to nab Rishi Sharma, the main accused in the case. & Nbsp;
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Aligarh Senior Superintendent of Police Kalanidhi Naithani told reporters on Tuesday that a major breakthrough in the evening was the arrest of the owner of a chemical factory in Talanagri Industrial Estate. Where a large quantity of methyl alcohol was confiscated. He told that this stock was being supplied to the makers of illegal liquor. Naithani said that the police got this success on the basis of interrogation of one of the prime accused in this case.
bounty declared on the main accused
According to the officials, a reward of fifty thousand rupees has been announced on the main accused in the liquor case, Rishi Sharma. However, despite several raids, the police are yet to nab Sharma, who is claimed to have strong political ties.
Allegations of hiding data
Meanwhile, no new figures have been released by the district administration regarding the death toll or any post-mortem. According to the official information released till Monday evening, 36 people have died due to spurious liquor in Aligarh. However, there is a contradiction in statistics. Opposition parties have accused the district administration of hiding the figure of those who died of poisonous liquor.
action has been taken
Uttar Pradesh government had removed Excise Commissioner P Guru Prasad and suspended two other senior officers while taking action in this matter late on Monday evening. Confirming the removal of Guru Prasad, Additional Chief Secretary (Appointment) Mukul Singhal said that Rigjian Samfil has been made the new Excise Commissioner.
Clarification has been sought
In a statement issued in Lucknow on Monday, a spokesperson of the state government said that Gabhana Police Officer (Deputy Superintendent) Karmaveer Singh has been suspended. Whereas, in relation to the incident, clarification has been sought from Khair’s Circle Officer Shiv Pratap Singh and Circle Officer (City-3) Vishal Chaudhary within three days.