Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat expressed grief at the loss of lives in the incident and ordered a magisterial probe into it, saying the guilty must be given stern punishment.
Illegally manufactured liquor had been refilled into the original bottles which led to the 16 deaths. 10 persons who consumed the spurious liquor have lost their eyesight.
Barabanki hooch tragedy: Death toll mounts to 13, police arrests 2 salesmen suspected of selling the spurious liquor
Wife of one Ramesh told reporters that there is no male member left in the family even to carry out the last rites of the four victims.
According to Additional District Medical Officer PK Khuntia, the villagers complained of stomach ache and loss of eyesight Monday night, soon after consuming liquor.
The additional district magistrate (finance and revenue) has been asked to conduct an inquiry and submit the conclusive report within 15 days.
After consuming the liquor, some people were admitted to the community health centre from where they were sent to Lala Lajpat Rai Hospital. During treatment, two persons died, while two others are in serious condition.
Nearly 150 people had died in the state, while many others remained hospitalised after consuming spurious liquor on February 21 this year.
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal reviewed the condition of victims of the hooch tragedy undergoing treatment at JMCH. He expressed condolences to the bereaved families.
An inquiry into the incident was ordered by Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, while two excise officials of the district were suspended.
SP and BSP members trooped into the Well of the House, raising anti-government slogans.
The SIT has been constituted to make an in-depth enquiry into the tragedy that struck Saharanpur and Kushinagar districts in the state last week, said an official spokesperson.
In the crackdown following the deaths, a total of 9,269 litres of moonshine was seized in Uttar Pradesh and 1,066 litres in Uttarakhand.
According to latest figures released by officials on Sunday, the death toll in the tragedy has increased to 97 and over 200 people have been arrested so far in a police crackdown.
In a fortnight-long drive begun Friday, the UP authorities have so far registered 297 cases after raids, arresting 175 people.
The death toll in the hooch tragedy rose to at least 61 people dying of the spurious liquor they drank at a Haridwar village, officials said.
Most of the victims had consumed the liquor on Thursday evening at the `tehravin’, the 13th day of mourning after a relative’s death in Balupur village, near Roorkee.