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Gopalganj Hooch Tragedy: Main Accused Sent To 14 Day Judicial Custody
The main accused in the Gopalganj hooch tragedy, Nageena Pasi, has been sent to 14 days of judicial custody on Monday.

The main accused in the Gopalganj hooch tragedy, Nageena Pasi, has been sent to 14 days of judicial custody on Monday.

On August 16, sixteen people died in Gopalganj, Bihar after allegedly consuming spurious liquor.

Although Bihar police claimed that the deaths are not related to the consumption of liquor, the case did appear to be a hooch tragedy.

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Following the deaths, the police seized over 50 bottles of liquor and detained four persons, despite a liquor ban in the state.

Further investigation led to the discovery of more than 550 litres of country liquor, which was buried under the earth in Khajurwani ward of the town.

The manufacture, trade, sale and consumption of liquor had been banned in the state from April 5 by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar with severe punishments for violation of the law.