According to reports, three died due to illicit liquor and two are undergoing treatment. Following the hooch tragedy, UP CM Yogi Adityanath ordered inquiry into the incident.
Some people, including Sandeep, Ashok and Avaneesh- residents of Shankar Vihar colony under Khoda police station jurisdiction area Ghaziabad- were rushed to a private hospital last night after their condition deteriorated when the consumed illicit alcohol.
A new section was added to the Excise Act to implement the move which also has provisions for life imprisonment or a fine of Rs 10 lakh or both for culprits guilty of manufacturing hooch causing death or permanent disability a person. Earlier this year, 11 people died in Barabanki after consuming illicit liquor.
The district administration, however, had said most of the deaths were natural. The bill has got Governor Ram Naik's nod too.