Punjab Police speak to media in Tarn Taran district on Saturday after dozens of people died from poisoned alcohol.
"After I drank it, I was not able to see properly and felt uneasiness", Tilak Raj told the Times of India.
Over the past three days, another 48 deaths were reported in Amritsar and two other districts, Tarn Taran and Batala, Officer Roshan Lal told The Associated Press.
Punjab Police recover illicit liquor lahaan at Baghora village near Ghanour Town, on August 1, 2020 in Patiala, India.
Rather than delaying the investigation and allow the trail to go cold even in the present spurious liquor case by handing over the probe to CBI, he was more interested in ensuring swift action against all those whose greed had cost the state around 100 lives, the CM said in the statement.
"For several months now, the loss to the public exchequer due to smuggling of liquor by licensed and illegal distilleries and production of spurious liquor has been in the news.We have written letters to the Honorable Chief Minister as well as spoken publicly, seeking action against the people guilty of committing these offences but till date no action has been taken against the real culprits".
Police arrested 25 people, suspected of supplying the alcohol to roadside restaurants where it was sold to travellers and villagers.
A government official said some of the seized liquid was denatured spirit, which is typically used in the paint and hardware industry.
The tragedy has been unfolding since Wednesday evening in the three Punjab districts.
In a separate incident, authorities in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh said on Friday that nine people had died after drinking alcohol-based sanitiser.
Deaths from illegally-produced alcohol, known locally as "hooch" or "country liquor", are a regular occurrence in India, where many can not afford branded spirits.
Illicit liquor, made in backstreet distilleries and sold for as little as 10 rupees (13 USA cents) a litre, is often spiked with methanol to increase potency. The victims were mostly tea plantation workers.