Police crack down on Gujarat small chemical units

Ahmedabad, Aug 30 (Inditop.com) A day after three people died here after consuming methyl solvent mistaking it for locally-brewed liquor, police have started a drive against small industrial units manufacturing such chemicals, officials said Sunday.

A senior crime branch official said police were identifying such small industrial units who make chemicals that are misused by bootleggers.

The official said the three people who died in Ahmedabad Saturday had not consumed illicit liquor but methanol solvent which they bought from a bootlegger.

One of the bootleggers, Shabbir Momin, himself become a victim when he drank methanol solvent, which is a concoction of various chemicals.