The accused saw a chance to make quick money by selling fake booze because alcohol was illegal in Bihar.
A spokesman from the Delhi Police’s Crime Branch announced on Saturday that a guy wanted in connection with the bogus alcohol disaster that killed 73 people in Saran, Bihar, had been apprehended. Ram Babu Mahto, a resident of Doula village in the Saran district, has been named the culprit.
Ravindra Singh Yadav, the Special Commissioner of Police (Crime), claims that the Inter-State Cell of the Crime Branch has information suggesting Mahto may be hiding in Delhi.
“Based on technical surveillance as well as specific inputs, Mahto was nabbed from Dwarka,” “Based on technical surveillance as well as specific inputs, Mahto was nabbed from Dwarka,” said Yadav.
Govt is keeping a close watch. We've been investigating this case right after the incident took place. Majority of people are in favour of liquor ban. I've ordered to take strict actions against the accused: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar on arrest of main accused of Chapra hooch tragedy pic.twitter.com/f1fr6OTp3Z
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“Appropriate legal action is being taken, and information about the arrest of the accused has been shared with Bihar Police for further action,” he added.
The accused saw a chance to make quick cash because alcohol was illegal in Bihar, so they began producing and distributing counterfeit alcohol, according to the police.