Canning (WB), Sep 27 (PTI) A court in West Bengal’s South 24 Parganas district convicted four people on Thursday in connection with a hooch tragedy that left around 170 people dead in 2011. Also Read - Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar, Mary Kom Participate in Lights Off Challenge as Sporting Fraternity Unite in Fight Against COVID-19 Pandemic by Lighting Candles, Lamps
Additional district and sessions judge P S Chakraborty found Noor Islam Fakir alias Khora Badshah, the prime accused, and three others — Dukhi Laskar, Khairul Laskar and Nazmul alias Kola Laskar — guilty in the case. Also Read - After Urging Nation, PM Modi Lights up Lamp to Ramp up Collective Fight Against COVID-19
The quantum of punishment would be pronounced on Friday. Also Read - PM Modi’s Mother Heeraben Modi Lights up Lamp, Joins Fight Against Coronavirus
The court also acquitted six others for lack of evidence.
In the worst hooch tragedy in the state, around 170 people died in December 2011 in Sangrampur in South 24 Parganas district after consuming toxic liquor.
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