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Hooch tragedy: Another key accused arrested

Last Updated: Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 20:57

Ahmedabad: Another key accused in the hooch
tragedy, Rakesh Giri, who allegedly supplied methanol used in
preparation of the spurious brew that killed over 130 people,
was arrested on Thursday, police said.

"Rakesh who was absconding has been arrested from
Vadodara," a police officer investigating the hooch tragedy
related cases said.

He, however, declined to divulge other details saying the
matter was under investigation.

With Rakesh`s arrest total number of persons booked in
the case has risen to 25.

Rakesh used to work with his uncle Subhash Giri, an
illegal dealer of chemicals. Subhash was arrested yesterday,
police said.

According to police, about a month ago Rakesh had
supplied methanol to one Jayesh Thakkar on instance of his

Thakkar passed it on to main accused Vinod Chauhan alias
Dagri from Mahemdabad in Kheda district.

Chauhan used methanol to brew the spurious liquor in his
village Vanthvadi and then supplied it to Harishankar Kahar
and Dadu Charra in the city.

Kahar and Charra further distributed it to various dens
in various parts of the city.

Bureau Report

First Published: Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 20:57

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