Mumbai : The government would seek a fast track trial in the hooch tragedy at Malvani, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis assured the assembly on Tuesday. He was replying to discussion on the calling attention motion over the hooch tragedy that took 104 lives last month.

“All the accused in the case have been booked. They have been charged with the section 302 (Murder) of the IPC. We would now request the high court to have a daily hearing in the case, just like that of the fast track courts, so that the culprits would be punished as early as possible,” Fadnavis said.

He also assured that the prosecution will build a strong case in which capital punishment will be sought for the accused.

Fadnavis said more than 80 per cent methanol was found in the spurious liquor seized from the accused.

“This means that the spurious liquor owner was deliberately selling poison,” he said, adding, search for some more accused was still on.

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