New Delhi/Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) The main accused in the Mumbai hooch tragedy, in which at least 102 people have died, was arrested in the national capital on Tuesday, Delhi Police said.
Speaking to IANS, Delhi’s Deputy Commissioner of Police Veenu Bansal confirmed the arrest.
In Mumbai, Mumbai police spokesperson, Deputy Commissioner of Police Dhananjay Kulkarni said bootlegger Mansur Latif Shaikh, who was the main kingpin behind the hooch tragedy, has been arrested in a joint operation.
“In a joint operation, the Mumbai and Delhi Police teams have arrested Mansur Latif Shaikh alias Atiq. Further investigations are underway,” Kulkarni told IANS.
Atiq, who operates from Mumbai, is belived to be main supplier of the killer hooch which led to the state’s worst-ever illicit liquor tragedy, he added.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has directed the police and home department to ensure the death penalty for all those responsible for the hooch tragedy.
Earlier, the state government ordered a probe into the incident by Chief Secretary S. Kshatriya.