Key accused in hooch tragedy slips out of Gujarat
Last Updated: Monday, July 13, 2009, 20:37
Ahmedabad: A key accused in Gujarat hooch tragedy case, Vinod Chauhan, who allegedly manufactured the spurious liquor that claimed over 120 lives here, has slipped out of the state, police said on Monday.

"Vinod Chauhan alias Dagri has been able to escape from Gujarat to any of the neighbouring states," Director General of Police (DGP) S S Khandwawala said here. "But we are sure that he will be caught soon," he added.

According to police, Chauhan was involved in brewing the spurious liquor in Vantvadi village of Mahemdabad taluk in Kheda district that was supplied to different parts of Ahmedabad.

Chauhan, who was booked under PASA (Prevention of Anti-social Activities) Act in 2008, has been absconding ever since the hooch tragedy came to light a week ago.

Harishankar Kahar and Dadu Charra, who bought over 1,000 litres of the spurious liquor from Chauhan and supplied it to Majoor Gam and Odhav, have been arrested along with six other bootleggers who aided them in distributing the hooch.

Eight people arrested in connection with the hooch tragedy include three women.

Bureau Report

First Published: Monday, July 13, 2009, 20:37

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