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Ahmedabad hooch death toll rises to 73

Ahmedabad, July 9 (ANI): With the death of 25 more people, the death toll following the consumption of spurious liquor in Ahmedabad rose to 73 on Thursday.

According to police, 25 more people died during treatment at various hospitals. Over hundred people are still undergoing treatment.
The new cases were reported from Odhav, Amaraiwadi and Rakhial.

Residents and shop-keepers from the affected areas took to the streets, shouting anti-government slogans and demanded stern action against the bootleggers.

Angry crowd was also seen pelting stones at police, deployed to control the situation.

Meanwhile, police has detained one suspected bootlegger Harishankar Kahar alias Hariom, who allegedly supplied spurious liquor in the Majoor Gam and Odhav areas where most of the deaths have occurred.

Earlier, the two ACP and four Police inspectors were suspended and transferred in this connection.

The Gujarat Government has announced that a commission headed by a retired High Court judge will probe the incident and the investigations have been handed over to the city crime branch. (ANI)

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