CID collects carcass meat samples from Narkeldanga cold storage

first_imgKolkata: Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on Tuesday collected samples of carcass meat from the cold storage at Narkeldanga and sent it for tests by food analysts. It may be mentioned that after initiating the probe, the South 24-Parganas police had came to know about the cold storage at Narkeldanga and had conducted a raid on April 26. During the raid, the police had recovered a huge quantity of meat. Samples were then sent to laboratories to carry out necessary tests. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThe case was later taken up by CID and the investigating officers felt the necessity of carrying out another test. So, concerned officers of CID, along with officials from the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC), went to collect the samples.According to a senior officer of CID, the tests will be carried out by a food analyst of the civic body.The police had come to know about the cold storage at Narkeldanga after interrogating Sunny, who was arrested from Bihar in connection with the carcass meat case. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedLater, the police also came to know that Biswanath Ghorui, alias Bishu, was the kingpin of the carcass meat selling racket. He was also arrested and from him, the police had come to know about another cold storage in Kolkata itself, where meat was stored. CID officers had raided the cold storage and confiscated six tonnes of meat.The CID officers are in search of the owner of the cold storage, as he would be able to reveal from where the packaged meat was brought and also the name of the places where the same was sold. The police had suspected that the same was exported to other states and some of the neighbouring countries as well. The state government has also formed a high powered committee headed by Chief Secretary Malay De, to take necessary steps to completely uproot the menace. The first meeting of the committee was held in Nabanna.last_img

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