Lucknow: Four Excise personnel were suspended in connection with the deaths after consumption of spurious liquor in four districts of Uttar Pradesh. Chief Minister Mayawati on Friday night announced Rs. one lakh for family members of the hooch victims.

She directed the officers to provide free medical facilities to those who were taken ill in the incidents in Saharanpur, Varanasi, Ghaziabad and Bulandshahr districts.

Ms. Mayawati asked the officers to conduct an inquiry into the incident and dismiss those officers/employees whose involvement in the incidents was detected.

She said criminal cases should be registered against them under appropriate laws.