Man held for selling spurious sanitizers | Vadodara News

Vadodara: A 51-year-old man living on New Sama Road was detained on Monday night for manufacturing and selling ‘sanitizer’ without license.
The accused Anil Mittal was nabbed red-handed when he was bottling the liquid that he was selling as sanitizer, at a rented godown on New Sama Road. Police said that they had received information about Mittal manufacturing sanitizer without any license and selling it in different quantities. A sample of the liquid has been sent to laboratory to determine if it is sanitizer or some other chemical.
“When we raided the godown he was filling a liquid in bottles from a bucket. It smelled like sanitizer and since the bottles too were labelled as hand sanitizers, we asked the accused if he had any license for it,” said a police official. He did not have any license for manufacturing and selling, Mittal told cops.
Cops seized 157 carboys of 5 litre capacity, 604 one litre bottles of sanitizer, 392 500 ml bottles and 768 50 ml bottles. There was a barrel with 400 litres of liquid chemical.
“We have seized everything, and the total value of seizure is over Rs 7 lakh. There were pipes, sticking tapes and other things used for bottling,” the police official said. All bottles and carboys had labels which mentioned that the product is manufactured and marketed by Keya Beauty Care based in Mansa taluka of Gandhinagar. “We have sent him to SSG Hospital for coronavirus test, once his report turns out to be negative, we will question him about the source of the chemical and who else is involved in this scam,” said inspector P D Parmar of Sama police station.

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