On Sunday, three days after the Saraiya spurious liquor incident, the police registered two FIRs. In this, FIR was registered against 33 named accused under sections 302 (murder), 307 (assault with intent to kill) of IPC and 30A, 37B, 33, 34 and 36 of Excise Act. Both the FIRs took place on the statement of suspended inspector Kamaluddin from Saraiya police station. 20 have been named for the deaths in Rupauli, while 13 named and other unknowns have been charged for the death in Siodi Aima. The police produced six people arrested during the two-day operation in the court on Sunday. After the hearing, the court sent everyone to judicial custody. At the same time, a special team of police is conducting raids in Saraiya and its surrounding area. According to the first FIR, after receiving information on Thursday, when the police went to Rupuli village, it came to know that two youths had died due to drinking spurious liquor. Later the death toll rose to five. On this basis, raids were conducted on the places of liquor sellers, drinkers and drinkers. Liquor and empty bottles were recovered from many places. In this case, 20 including newly elected ward member of Rupauli Amit Kumar Bittu, Rupauli resident Santosh Mahato, Bisarpatti resident Arvind Bhagat have been named. According to the second FIR, Devendra Bhagat, a resident of Siuri Aima village, had died after consuming alcohol at a party held at the sixth banquet in Dhanrajpur. Other victims who fell ill with him are undergoing treatment. Local Santosh Kumar Rai and Arun Rai were arrested from Dhanrajpur. On their behest, liquor making machine, empty bottle, homeopathic medicine and wrapper etc. were recovered. Rahul Kumar Guddu, a resident of Bakhra, was also arrested in the case.
One and a half dozen detainees still in custody
The police raided and arrested about two dozen suspects. Out of these, newly elected ward member Amit Kumar Bittu, Rupauli resident Santosh Mahato, Bisarpatti resident Arvind Bhagat, Dhanrajpur resident Santosh Kumar Rai, Arun Rai and Rahul Kumar of Bakhra have been sent to judicial custody. At the same time, the police is still interrogating a dozen suspects by keeping them in custody. SDPO Rajesh Kumar Sharma said that after registering two separate FIRs, six people have been sent to judicial custody. The others are being interrogated by keeping them in custody.
Treatment of a dozen sick in private hospitals
According to police sources, more than a dozen people are ill due to spurious liquor. They are being treated secretly in private hospitals from the city to the rural areas.
Miscellaneous Criminal allegations:
302 IPC : Murder
307 IPC: Assault with intent to kill
272/273 IPC : Blended Liquor
30A of the Excise Act: Keeping, making, transporting, buying, selling liquor
37B of Excise Act: In case of drinking alcohol
33 of Excise Act: Liquor prepared from spirit
34 of the Excise Act: Adulteration of harmful substances in alcohol
36 of the Excise Act: Fake liquor