Kolkata: Even as the special investigation team (SIT) of Kolkata Police continued its raids across four districts in and around Kolkata, now CID takes charge of Carcass meat probe.
The development came after the day when Mamata Banerjee formed High Powered Committee on Tuesday to investigate the carcass meat probe in Kolkata. The committer led by Chief secretary of Kolkata.
The racket was detected on April 20 at Budge Budge in South 24 Parganas district, about 28 kilometre from Kolkata. Ten people, including Manik Mukherjee, a CPI(M) leader who was expelled by the party in 2010, have so far been arrested.
The Bengal Police have found that carcass meat, after being processed with chemicals such as formaldehyde and frozen to a temperature of minus 44 degree Fahrenheit, was sold to traders in Bengal, Bihar, Odisha and Assam.
As much as 20 tons of carcass meat, neatly packet in 1000 plastic packets, was seized on April 26 from a private cold storage in the Narkeldanga area of Kolkata on April 26. Ten people, including Manik Mukherjee, a former CPI(M) councillor of Gayeshpur municipality in Nadia district, have so far been arrested from Bengal and Bihar.