The death toll in two suspected spurious liquor consumption cases from Bihar has climbed to 23 on Friday with eight fresh casualties– six from West Champaran and two from Gopalganj districts . At least 24 arrests and five detentions have been affected in both cases combined apart from suspension of four cops– two from each district, police officers said.
Another side Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said that ‘’I have been saying again and again that if you consume a wrong thing, this situation will occur. I keep talking to the officers but after the festival we will have a detailed reviewIt’s very important to start a campaign once again to tell people that liquor is bad & a liquor ban is in effect. Action is taken against such people (who prepare spurious liquor) & it’ll be done. Still a massive campaign is needed. We’ll review this after the festival”.