Police have disposed of 8.64 lakh litre confiscated hooch within the Sutlej or on its banks within the Ludhiana district, prompting the Punjab Air pollution Management Board (PPCB) to take samples of water and soil from the river.
Motion is probably going towards the police personnel, it’s learnt.
The police had began the drive towards illicit liquor underneath ‘Operation Purple Rose’ within the wake of the hooch tragedy in Tarn Taran, Amritsar and Gurdaspur districts that has claimed no less than 121 lives.
A big quantity of hooch was recovered from Ludhiana’s Rajapur and Bholewal Jadid villages which might be situated close to the Sutlej. The hooch was saved in giant polythene tubes hidden in water or on the river banks. The police as a substitute of destroying the illicit liquor in a managed surroundings dumped within the river itself.
The police with out realizing the truth that they have been truly polluting the river had videographed the method and shared it on their official Fb web page, which triggered response.
PPCB chief engineer Gulshan Rai mentioned they’ve began investigation into the matter after they got here to know that the police dumped hooch into the river.
“That is dangerous for people in addition to animals. Reviews of samples are awaited and we are going to take acceptable motion accordingly.
“Polluting water our bodies is against the law. The Nationwide Inexperienced Tribunal (NGT) had earlier slapped a wonderful of Rs 2.28 crore on skinners for polluting the water physique and soil by dumping stays of useless animals on the river banks,” he added.