Superintendent of Police has on Friday suspended 15 policemen after 15 persons died after suspected consumption of spurious liquor in Gopalganj district of Bihar.

25 policemen have been suspended after 15 persons died in a suspected hooch tragedy in Gopalganj district of Bihar.

Six people have also been arrested in the case.

Over 50 bottles of liquor were seized after family members alleged that the deaths were connected to the consumption of spurious liquor. Later, police detained four persons from Gopalganj area and seized a huge quantity of country made liquor from them.

However, Bihar police ruled out the possibility of the involvement of spurious liquor.

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.

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