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Haryana announces compensation for kin of illicit liquor victims

IANS | November 07, 2020 06:22 PM

CHANDIGARH:Expressing grief over the deaths of nearly 40 people due to the consumption of adulterated liquor in Haryana's Sonepat and Panipat districts, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh to the family of each illicit liquor victim.

The money will be given from the Chief Minister's Relief Fund.

Khattar said that the police has made an arrest in this regard and further investigation is underway.

He said directions have been given to bust this network.

The Chief Minister added that strict action would be taken by the state government against those officers, employees, contractors or liquor mafia involved in the illegal sale of liquor.

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