‘Sanitiser’ factory raided on Ezra Street
A chemical-manufacturing unit on Ezra Street was raided on Monday afternoon after the enforcement branch of the city police were informed that the unit was producing “hand sanitiser” without any valid papers.
The police found 380 litres of some chemical from the unit that was being packaged as hand sanitiser into different containers. “We have sent samples to a lab to see if it is fit for human use. The owner has not been able to produce any document that is required to manufacture hand sanitiser,” said an officer of the enforcement branch.
The chemical seized from the unit was being supplied across several outlets where it was being labelled under different names and being sold as hand sanitiser, the police said.