MP spurious liquor deaths: Excise official, SHO suspended

Bhopal, Jan 12 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has ordered a thorough probe into the deaths of 11 persons after consuming spurious liquor in Morena district. Meanwhile, the station house officer (SHO) of the area and an excise official have been suspended.

The Chief Minister said the spurious liquor tragedy in Morena district was extremely sad and unfortunate.

The Gwalior-Chambal Police Commissioner has formed a team to probe the incident and strict action will be taken against those found guilty, he added.

Chouhan said a Morena district excise officer has been suspended with immediate effect after being found negligent in the incident.

Home Minister Narottam Mishra said the deaths caused by drinking spurious liquor in Morena on Monday evening was extremely sad and painful. Following the incident, the police station in-charge concerned has been suspended. A team is being sent for investigating the matter. The culprits responsible for the incident would not be spared.

A large number of people have fallen sick due to drinking alcohol in two villages of Morena district. Of these, 11 people have died so far while more than eight persons are undergoing treatment at Morena district hospital and a Gwalior hospital.

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