On the way back to his village, he bought dozens of small plastic pouches of homemade alcohol. The deaths, which have rattled the country and become front-page news, prompted authorities to crack down on underground brewers, arresting more than 3,000 suspects and seizing tens of thousands of gallons of illicit alcohol. The appeal of illegal liquor is that it is cheap and potent, often far more potent than what is sold in stores. “Whoever consumed the liquor died within minutes,” Lambha said. The Uttar Pradesh police services have suspended several officers on suspicion of allowing the illicit alcohol to cross state lines.
Source: bd News24 February 12, 2019 08:26 UTC