Ghaziabad: At least six persons died and
five others were hospitalised after consuming spurious liquor
in Kannaur village in Garh Mukteshwar near here, officials
said on Saturday.
About one dozen people yesterday consumed the spurious
liquor in Garh Mukteshwar, about 60 km from here, district
magistrate R Ramesh Kumar said.
Four persons died yesterday while seven were rushed to
hospital, of which two more succumbed there, Kumar said.
Ahead of Holi, two villagers -- Ajay Kumar (35) and
Jitender(32), allegedly brought adulterated liquor for sale in
the village, and the dead included the duo also, he said.
Later, police raided the village and seized over 100
litres of spurious liquor.
Meanwhile, two policemen MK Sharma and Satish Kumar were
suspended in this connection, officials said.
A case against unidentified manufacturer of the spurious
liquor has been registered and sample of the seized product
sent for laboratory tests.