Amarinder Singh: None will be spared; Punjab chief minister to hooch victims’ families | Chandigarh News
Punjab leader minister Amarinder Singh
CHANDIGARH: Punjab leader minister Amarinder Singh on Friday met households of the hooch tragedy sufferers in Tarn Taran district and mentioned it was once no longer an coincidence however “homicide”, for which the culprits will likely be given strict punishment.
The executive minister mentioned homes of the ones chargeable for the “unpardonable act” can be confiscated.
Singh mentioned the dying toll within the tragedy has risen to 121 with 8 extra folks succumbing to spurious liquor in Tarn Taran, taking the fatality depend within the district to 92, whilst 15 have died in Amritsar and 14 in Gurdaspur.
“No person concerned will likely be spared. Whoever is concerned will likely be given strict punishment as consistent with regulation,” he mentioned whilst addressing households of the sufferers.
The executive minister, who was once accompanied by way of state Congress president Sunil Jakhar, introduced an building up within the repayment from Rs 2 lakh to Rs five lakh to the kinfolk of the deceased. He introduced a aid of Rs five lakh to people who survived the tragedy, however misplaced their eyesight.
Singh additionally assessed the motion taken within the case to this point.
Addressing the households, Singh mentioned the hooch tragedy was once “man-made”.
“This isn’t an coincidence, however homicide. As a result of when somebody makes this kind of factor (illicit liquor), he is aware of neatly that it may be deadly and folks will die. Subsequently, so far as I’m involved, he’s a assassin,” Singh mentioned.
“Those that have made this and who know folks will die will have to be attempted for homicide. Those that do such issues will have to be in the back of bars” he mentioned, including that many households have misplaced their sole breadwinner within the tragedy.
“It is onerous to imagine how folks may also recall to mind making such issues (illicit liquor) and no longer also have concern of God,” he mentioned.
Turning in a cheque of Rs 2.92 crore for 92 sufferer households of Tarn Taran to the deputy commissioner, Amarinder Singh mentioned somebody accountable, then again prosperous he may well be, is probably not spared at any price.
The executive minister mentioned the investigation into the case is already underway and Director Common of Police Dinkar Gupta has been directed to expedite it.
The executive minister mentioned to make sure that the culprits get exemplary punishment, particular prosecution groups will likely be deputed to vigorously pursue those instances.
He reiterated his executive’s dedication to face by way of the sufferer households on this hour of grief by way of offering jobs, training and different social safety advantages to them.
Previous, Singh advised journalists that the opposition events had been taking part in politics over the tragedy.
“Politics is being performed even if investigations have simply began,” he mentioned when requested concerning the Opposition taking names of a few participants from the ruling Congress in reference to the tragedy.
Previous in his deal with, Punjab Congress president Sunil Jakhar hit out on the SAD-BJP alliance for allegedly nurturing the liquor mafia “which in the end ended in the tragedy of this kind of magnitude”.
Jakhar mentioned the tragedy was once an consequence of prison negligence and deserves exemplary punishment to the perpetrators of this crime.