WB liquor deaths: CID submits chargesheet
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Last Updated: Saturday, February 11, 2012, 20:30
Canning: The CID Saturday submitted the chargesheet in court against 21 accused in the hooch tragedy which left 173 people dead in South 24 Parganas in December last year.

A CID team submitted the charge sheet in the court of Acting Chief Judicial Magistrate at Diamond Harbour against key accused Nur Islam Fakir alias 'Khora Badshah', his wife Shakila Bibi alias Sandhya Halder and a close lieutenant, Bakkar Modak alias Bakkar Illias and others.

Charges were framed sections 304 (culpable homicide), 120B (criminal conspiracy), 326 (voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons), 328 (causing hurt by means of poison), 272 (adulteration of food or drink) and 273 (sale of noxious food or drink).

Khora Badshah had surrendered on January 17 at the court in Diamond Harbour, while his wife and lieutenant were arrested. Seven of the accused were absconding.

The West Bengal government had announced Rs two lakh for the next of kin of the dead.

Following the liquor deaths which took place from the night of December 13 in Usthi police station area, officer-in- charge Debabrata Sen, an ASI and three constables of Sangrampur police outpost were removed from their posts and sent to the police headquarters.


First Published: Saturday, February 11, 2012, 20:30

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