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The action came after families of 12 of the deceased accepted that they had consumed liquor.(HT Archive)

16 held for suspected hooch tragedy in Bihar

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bettiah
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2021 01:45 AM IST
The station house officer (SHO) of Lauriya police station and other police personnel have been recalled to the district police lines.
Aligarh hooch tragedy accused Rishi Sharma in police custody.(HT Photo)
Aligarh hooch tragedy accused Rishi Sharma in police custody.(HT Photo)

BJP leader, key accused in Aligarh hooch tragedy that killed over 100, arrested

By Hemendra Chaturvedi | Edited by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, Agra
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2021 01:17 PM IST
Rishi Sharma was absconding for about 10 days after the tragedy which claimed more than 100 lives.
Relatives mourn as many people died after consuming poisonous liquor, in Aligarh on Saturday. (ANI Photo)
Relatives mourn as many people died after consuming poisonous liquor, in Aligarh on Saturday. (ANI Photo)

Aligarh hooch tragedy: Death toll mounts to 36, top excise officials sacked

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 01, 2021 07:34 AM IST
Aligarh hooch tragedy: Viscera samples of 35 people, who are suspected to have died after consuming spurious liquor, have been sent for examination to confirm the cause of death.
Family members mourn after more people died after allegedly consuming spurious liquor sold by a licensed vendor in Aligarh district.(PTI)
Family members mourn after more people died after allegedly consuming spurious liquor sold by a licensed vendor in Aligarh district.(PTI)

Aligarh hooch tragedy: Death toll rises to 22

UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2021 02:16 AM IST
Six people, including two licensees, have been arrested, the officials said, adding that a reward of 50,000 was declared on two absconders.
A villager shows a bottle of spurious liquor sold by a licensed vendor in Aligarh district. (PTI Photo)
A villager shows a bottle of spurious liquor sold by a licensed vendor in Aligarh district. (PTI Photo)

Death toll in Aligarh hooch tragedy rises to 22

By HT Correspondent | Written by Meenakshi Ray
PUBLISHED ON MAY 29, 2021 01:53 PM IST
Aligarh Police have booked 12 people in three different cases till now in connection with the hooch tragedy.
Crackdown on Illicit liquor trade ahead of the festive season and polls in UP. Representative use(Sanjeev Kumar/HT Photo)
Crackdown on Illicit liquor trade ahead of the festive season and polls in UP. Representative use(Sanjeev Kumar/HT Photo)

UP roadside eateries, dhabas on radar in drive against illicit liquor

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 10:50 AM IST
  • An excise department official said that besides checking suspicious dhabas along the highways, the stock available at excise shops will be verified in the drive against illicit liquor trade.
Initial reports suggest spurious liquor is behind the deaths but a clearer picture will emerge only after post-mortem, said the SP(FILE PHOTO.)
Initial reports suggest spurious liquor is behind the deaths but a clearer picture will emerge only after post-mortem, said the SP(FILE PHOTO.)

3 labourers killed, 5 ill, after consuming spurious liquor in Bihar

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Bhabua
PUBLISHED ON FEB 06, 2021 10:25 AM IST
  • Bihar police was trying to trace the culprits who supplied the deadly liquor to the labourers.
A hooch tragedy in South 24 Parganas district in 2011 had claimed 167 lives.(AFP/ Representational Photo)
A hooch tragedy in South 24 Parganas district in 2011 had claimed 167 lives.(AFP/ Representational Photo)

7 dead, 3 critical due to illicit liquor in Rajasthan’s Bharatpur, probe on

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Bharatpur/jaipur
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2021 04:06 PM IST
  • Villagers said they approached officials several times in the past with the request for action against the selling of illegal liquor in the area but no action was taken.
The former policeman died during treatment Wednesday night at the Ujjani jail hospital after complaining of chest pain.(Representational Photo/Getty Images)
The former policeman died during treatment Wednesday night at the Ujjani jail hospital after complaining of chest pain.(Representational Photo/Getty Images)

Former cop accused in hooch tragedy dies in Ujjain jail

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JAN 07, 2021 05:17 PM IST
Sudesh Khode was dismissed along with two other constables after their involvement was found in the manufacture and sale of hooch in October 2020.
Image for representation.
Image for representation.

SIT begins probe in Ujjain illicit hooch tragedy that claimed over 10 lives

Hindustan Times, Bhopal/Ujjain | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2020 11:28 PM IST
Ujjain police arrested over 100 people during its drive against illegal liquor sale.
Raids are being conducted in houses to search for liquor but not a single villager has been caught in possession of it in last two days, police said.(Subhendu Ghosh/HT File Photo)
Raids are being conducted in houses to search for liquor but not a single villager has been caught in possession of it in last two days, police said.(Subhendu Ghosh/HT File Photo)

11 die in Jharkhand hooch tragedy, probe ordered

By Subhash Mishra, Dhanbad
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2020 02:16 AM IST
The police said that the victims, all men, had started falling sick after consuming liquor served at a shraddha bhoj (a funeral feast), which was attended by residents of both the villages.
A villager showing a packet of 'Hooch Pouch'. Image for representation.(Photo:Subhendu Ghosh /Hindustan Times)
A villager showing a packet of 'Hooch Pouch'. Image for representation.(Photo:Subhendu Ghosh /Hindustan Times)

Toll in Assam liquor tragedy rises to 114; 10 detained so far

Hindustan Times, Golaghat | By Sadiq Naqvi
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2019 06:48 AM IST
At least 72 more people succumbed to alcohol poisoning in two districts of Assam on Saturday, taking the death toll to 114 in what has turned into one of the worst episodes of mass hooch deaths in recent years.
More than 100 people died in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand after drinking spurious alcohol last week,(PTI)
More than 100 people died in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand after drinking spurious alcohol last week,(PTI)

Hooch tragedy: Industrial alcohol used to make spurious liquor in Uttarakhand

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2019 03:59 PM IST
Isopropyl alcohol (IA) is widely used in household disinfectants and in automobile industry and is unfit for human consumption.
Victims undergo treatment on being poisoned after consuming a spurious liquor at Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut.(PTI)
Victims undergo treatment on being poisoned after consuming a spurious liquor at Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut.(PTI)

DSPs suspended, SIT formed as hooch tragedy toll crosses 100 in UP, Uttarakhand

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2019 09:05 AM IST
Fifty-four deaths were reported from Uttar Pradesh’s Saharanpur district, while 18 people died during treatment at the Meerut Medical College.
The excise department is now inspecting all liquor shops, looking for the locally made liquor, sent under `Batch 442’, which is believed to be poisonous as stated by the district magistrate of Kanpur Dehat.(HT File)
The excise department is now inspecting all liquor shops, looking for the locally made liquor, sent under `Batch 442’, which is believed to be poisonous as stated by the district magistrate of Kanpur Dehat.(HT File)

Hooch tragedy: NHRC notice to UP government

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON MAY 22, 2018 01:24 PM IST
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) issued notice to the UP government over the death several people after consuming spurious liquor purchased from licensed shops in Kanpur Nagar and Kanpur Dehat districts.
Grieving women in MAdhauli village where six persons died after consuming spurious liquor, in Kanpur Dehat.(PTI Photo)
Grieving women in MAdhauli village where six persons died after consuming spurious liquor, in Kanpur Dehat.(PTI Photo)

Uttar Pradesh: Four hooch tragedies in less than a year, ‘not enough action’

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Manish Chandra Pandey, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON MAY 21, 2018 01:47 PM IST
The two back-to-back hooch tragedies reported from Kanpur and Kanpur Dehat on Saturday and Sunday are the fourth since July last year. The BJP has been in power in the state during this period.
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