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Hooch tragedy: One-man commission inquiry begins


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KALLAKURICHI, June 21: Justice B Gokuldas, who heads the one-man commission to look into the hooch tragedy here, on Friday commenced his inquiry into the incident, which has so far claimed 47 lives.
Following commencement of probe, during which he visited the Kallakurichi Government Medical College Hospital, however, declined to comment on his inquiries, now at the preliminary level.
“There is no scope to comment anything now,” he told reporters and added that the report will be submitted to the government.
“Three months time has been given,” he said on submission of report.
Chief Minister MK Stalin, replying to call attention motions on the Kallakurichi hooch tragedy said in the State Assembly earlier in the day that out of the total 164 affected persons, 117 are receiving treatment as in-patients in various hospitals and 47 died. (PTI)


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