Kolkata: The state government has instructed all district administrations to intensify vigil on carcass dumping grounds, to stop chopping off of flesh from dead animals. The flesh is packaged, put into containers and sent to hotels, restaurants and eateries in different parts of the state.
The matter came to light when two men, involved in chopping off flesh of dead animals thrown in carcass dumping grounds, were arrested in Budge Budge on April 19. During investigation, they told police officials that they used to sell the meat, mixed with fresh meat, in some restaurants in Sealdah.
Till date, nine persons have been arrested in this connection, including Sunny Mullick – one of the kingpins of the racket. Mullick was arrested from Bihar. He told police that the mixed meat was being sold in the border areas. Accordingly, the state government has instructed the superintendents of police of the bordering districts to step up vigil on carcass dumping grounds.
Two people were arrested from Arai Number gate on Jessore Road on Friday morning, for carrying dead chicken. Local people saw the two men offloading chicken at a shop. They saw some dead chicken inside the vehicle, after which they intercepted the two and informed the police, who came and arrested them.
They have told police that they used to take the supply from a farm in New Town. Accordingly the farm, situated behind City Centre II, was raided. The police found 10 deep freezers and carcasses of chicken. Ten people have been detained. Investigation is underway.