Uttar Pradesh: New law to tackle deaths from illicit liquor may carry death penalty

WION Web Team
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India Published: Sep 21, 2017, 06:12 AM(IST)

The Uttar Pradesh Excise Act 2010 will be amended and a new Section 60 (A) will be added. The recommendations have been passed as an ordinance and will be incorporated into law in the next session. Photograph:( ANI )

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Jai Pratap Singh, UP Excise Minister also added that a provision?of capital punishment has also been passed as an ordinance and will be incorporated into law in the next session. || ||The state's move has come after the death of twenty-six people in Aliganj area of Etah, Uttar Pradesh in July 2016.

The Uttar Pradesh government will introduce a law to prevent deaths from the consumption of poisonous alcohol in the state. 

The law will charge the guilty with life imprisonment and a fine up to Rs 10 lakh. A provision of capital punishment has also been added, UP Excise Minister Jai Pratap Singh said as reported by ANI.

The Uttar Pradesh Excise Act 2010 will be amended and a new Section 60 (A) will be added, Hindustan Times reports. The recommendations have been passed as an ordinance and will be incorporated into law in the next session. 

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The state's move comes after the death of twenty-six people in Etah district's Aliganj city in July 2016   illicit liquor. 

The deaths had resulted in a state-wide crackdown on the production and sale of illicit liquor following which a huge quantity of illicit liquor and its raw material was recovered from various places across the state.

Five government employees, including three from the excise department were also suspended.

 

 

 

 

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