Bihar hooch tragedy accused held from Delhi’s Dwarka

In the Chhapra spurious liquor case in which 70 people died the Delhi Police Crime Branch on Saturday said they have arrested one accused from Dwarka.

Meanwhile, the accused who is arrested by police has been identified as Ram Babu Mahto and the arrest has been made from the Dwarka area.

“Information was received and developed by the Inter-State Cell, Crime Branch, Chankyapuri, Delhi that one Ram Babu Mahto wanted in the case related to spurious liquor tragedy in Bihar, may be hiding somewhere in Delhi,” Ravinder Yadav Special Commissioner of Police (CP) Crime Branch said.

“On the basis of technical surveillance as well as specific inputs, the accused Ram Babu Mahto from Bihar’s Doila was arrested from the area of Dwarka in Delhi,” Yadav said.

“Appropriate legal action is being taken and information about the arrest of the accused has been shared with Bihar Police for further action,” CP Yadav further stated.

Moreover, the accused Ram Babu Mahto is one of the most wanted in the 2022 case under the Bihar Excise Act- 2016 registered at Police Station Mashrak, District Saran in Bihar.

“Ram Babu Mahto was one of the key players in the entire episode where several people lost their lives. When Bihar Police were searching for him, he fled from Bihar,” Yadav said.

However, Ram Babu is an 8 dropout who has four brothers and two sisters and belongs to a farming family.

“Ram Babu claimed that his family is in bad financial condition. However, owing to the prohibition of liquor in the state of Bihar, he sensed an opportunity to make quick and easy money and indulged in manufacturing and selling spurious Liquor,” Yadav said.

Furthermore, in several cases of the illicit liquor business, Ram Babu is involved.

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