"Around 175 people have been arrested in India in a sprithärva where a large number of people have died after drinking illegal alcohol, the newspaper India Today."
"the Number of deaths rose on Saturday at 92. Cases have been reported from, inter alia, the states of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, where the police have conducted raids against illegal liquor stores. Those arrested are suspected of having manufactured and distributed the illegal alcohol."
"According to the newspaper Hindustan Times, the police have confiscated over 90 000 litres of illegal alcohol only in Uttar Pradesh, and close to 300 criminal investigations have been launched."
" We shall not spare the guilty. We focus on the masterminds behind it, " says Yogi Adityanath, the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh."
"the Illicit alcohol is common in the indian countryside, where poor people rarely can afford legal spirits. The illegal alcohol often becomes toxic when prepared the wrong way."