Industrial unit sealed for manufacturing sanitisers without license

Amid coronavirus scare, authorities on Wednesday sealed an industrial for allegedly manufacturing hand sanitiser in violation of the laws.

An official said a team of officials from Drugs Department sealed the unit “U Safe Zone” in industrial estate Sopore on Tuesday evening, for allegedly manufacturing hand sanitiser without holding a license.

The official said on the direction of Deputy Drug Controller Kashmir, Irfana Ahmad, the Assistant Drug Controller, Baramulla, Muhammad Bashir constituted a team of officers who raided the place and found the unit manufacturing hand sanitisers, ‘ActivaSaffy’.

The official said the unit was manufacturing several other products since years but has no valid license to manufacture the sanitizer.

Bashir said the owner of unit has priced the sanitiser three times more compared to the rates set under Essential Commodities Act

“We are on a look out for the stock already supplied to the market,” said the Assistant Drug Controller.