Officials reported on Monday night that at least ten people died and 20 others were hospitalised after swallowing spurious liquor in Gujarat’s Botad district.
According to them, several of the patients are in critical condition.A few people have been apprehended by police, and the Gujarat Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) and the Ahmedabad crime branch have joined the inquiry.
According to officials, the number of dead is far greater than the current toll and is anticipated to climb in the coming days.I
nspector General Ashok Kumar Yadav of the Bhavnagar Range has formed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to look into the tragedy.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who is on a visit to Gujarat, has termed this incident as “unfortunate” and alleged that illegal liquor is being sold in large quantities in Gujarat where prohibition is in place.
The police have seized about 450 liters of methyl, which was to be used.