Priyanka Gandhi seeks strict action

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New Delhi: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Sunday demanded the BJP governments in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand ensure strict punishment to those responsible for the hooch tragedy and provide adequate compensation to the families of the deceased.

Priyanka Gandhi, who took charge as AICC general secretary in-charge of Uttar Pradesh East last week, said it was unimaginable that the business of illegal liquor was operated on such a large scale under the patronage of the Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh governments. Death toll at 104: The death toll in the twin hooch tragedies in Uttar Pradesh and neighbouring Uttarakhand has increased to 104, with over 200 people arrested in a police crackdown, officials said on Sunday.

Fifty-four deaths were reported from Uttar Pradesh’s Saharanpur district, while 18 people died during treatment at the Meerut Medical College., 215 arrested: 215 arrested: Nearly 215 people were arrested in a sweeping police crackdown on illicit liquor in Uttar Pradesh, officials said.

via FPJ

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