Excise minister denies liquor deaths in Bhadrak

Bhubaneswar: Excise Minister Damodar Rout on Saturday refuted the charges that the death of two persons were caused by spurious liquor.

Two people including a groom at the Kanjiapata village in Tihidi block of Bhadrak district died after allegedly consuming spurious liquor yesterday.

The Minister said quoting the officials of his department that as the people died 4-5 days after consuming liquor, it would not be proper to link their deaths to spurious liquor.

He said that he would wait for the District Collector’s final report before commenting on this issue further.