Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has already ordered a magisterial probe into the tragedy, unfolding since Wednesday night. Till now, police have arrested 10 people in connection with the case.
The Opposition Shiromani Akali Dal on Friday had demanded a judicial probe by a sitting judge of the Punjab and Haryana Court while the Aam Aadmi Party's sought the chief minister's resignation.
Bikramjit Singh, the station house officer at the Amritsar's Tarsikka police station, was also suspended.
However, a senior police official on Saturday said families of several victims were not coming forward to record their statements but they persuaded them to do so.
A majority of the families were not coming forward and did not want any action. Some of them are not even getting the post-mortem done, said the police official.
Meanwhile, Gurdaspur Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Ishfaq said some families have refused to accept that their kin died after consuming spurious liquor.
The wards of some of those who died are not accepting that they died because of spurious liquor. They are saying their family member died of heart attack, said the DC.
The chief minister has promised strict action against anyone involved in the case and has directed police to crack down on any spurious liquor manufacturing unit operating in the state.
The Jalandhar Divisional Commissioner will conduct the inquiry, along with the Punjab Joint Excise and Taxation Commissioner and the Superintendents of Police (Investigation) in the three districts.
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