Asserting that he’ll end the liquor mafia within the state, chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Tuesday mentioned that nobody, whether or not a politician or a public servant, might be spared if discovered complicit within the hooch deaths.
Amarinder mentioned no person might be allowed to get away with killing folks with liquor. “I’ve put your entire power of the Punjab Police to crack down on the mafia. Some unscrupulous components took benefit of the police deal with the pandemic to satiate their greed at the price of the lives of Punjabis,” he mentioned in a press release, terming the deaths as a consequence of spurious liquor as “sheer homicide”.
Accusing the opposition of exploiting the tragedy for his or her “petty political pursuits”, the chief minister mentioned this isn’t the time to play politics however to face by the federal government in its efforts to remove the mafia. He flayed the Aam Aadmi Get together (AAP) over its dharnas in opposition to the hooch tragedy, and requested how this could assist in battling the mafia or supporting the bereaved households.
The chief minister mentioned that such tragedies have been going down by way of the years throughout states, beneath completely different political dispensations. “Mafias and criminals do not need any political affiliation, their solely curiosity is to earn cash someway,” he mentioned, noting that 2019 had seen three hooch tragedies, all within the BJP-ruled states of Assam, UP and Uttarakhand, the place 168, 97 and 30 folks misplaced their lives, respectively. In 2016, 16 folks had died in Janata Dal-ruled Bihar whereas in 2015, BJP-led Maharashtra had misplaced 102 lives to hooch in Mumbai and beneath the Trinamool Congress rule in West Bengal, as many as 167 folks had died as a consequence of consumption of spurious liquor, he added, itemizing related tragedies in different states.
He urged the opposition events to cease enjoying politics over the lives of harmless Punjabis. Individuals don’t care which get together is ruling the state and all they need is justice, he mentioned, including that Punjab had additionally witnessed related tragedies beneath the SAD-BJP regime.