Nagpur/Mumbai: The State Excise Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule on Wednesday said that a decision to investigate Ahmednagar “adulterated liquor” case by CID would be taken after discussion with the Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.
The “adulterated liquor” had claimed lives of nine persons in February 2017. Replying to a call attention move raised by Vijay Wadettiwar, Devyani Farande, Shivaji Kardile, Harish Pimple and other members in State assembly, Bawankule said that the State Government has taken a serious note of the incident and promised a stern action against those found guilty. The key accused the “adulterated liquor” case Dada Vani and 15 other accused have been arrested. Two other accused are absconding. Six officials of State Excise Department have also been suspended in this connection.
These include a Deputy Superintendent, two Inspectors and three jawans, Bawankule informed.
The next of kin of the deceased nine persons have been given a compensation of Rs 1 lakh each by State Government. The canteens in government hospitals are being inspected. Action will be recommended against them if illegal activities being run from these canteens come to the fore during inspection, Bawankule stated.
The key accused in the case Dada Vani has been booked under MPDA Act, informed the minister.