The death toll from Bihar's Chhapra Hooch tragedy has reached over 50; in this process, 11 more people lost their lives after drinking spurious liquor.
Chhapra: The death toll from Bihar’s Chhapra Hooch tragedy has reached over 50; in this process, 11 more people lost their lives after drinking spurious liquor. The deaths have created a ruckus both at the state and national level; alcohol has been banned in Bihar since April 2016. Then how did this tragic incident take place in a dry state?
CM Nitish Kumar, a former ally of the BJP, has to face the backlash of the opposition party in the state, and the issue was raised in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday as well. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, when questioned regarding the Chhapra Hooch tragedy, told the media on Thursday that “if someone consumes liquor, they will die,” which is a tragedy for the victim families, among others.
Nitish further added that the liquor has benefited numerous families. A huge number of people are not touching alcoholic drinks. But troublemakers are found everywhere. I have urged the officers to identify the guilty parties and nab them.
Bihar Excise Minister Sunil Kumar made it clear that stern action will be taken against the culprits who are responsible for the tragedy. “The process of filing an FIR is currently underway.”
When the opposition started lashing out at the Bihar government on Wednesday in the state assembly, Nitish lost his cool and shouted at the BJP leaders.
The Chhapra Hooch tragedy issue was raised in the Upper House on Thursday, which led to the adjournment of the House three times within a short period of 40 minutes.