Kolkata: Police arrested Kausar, the kingpin of the racket that used to sell dead chicken, from a village at Hasnabad in North 24-Parganas on Thursday morning.
Police said that he had a plan to flee to Bangladesh, to avoid getting arrested. He was booked under different sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and section 51 of the Food Safety and Security Act, 2006.
With the arrest of Kausar, the total number of people arrested in this connection rose to six. Earlier, police had arrested five people during a raid at the chicken farm owned by Kausar in New Town.
Kausar produced in court on Thursday. Court granted five day police custody for him. Bidhannagar Police Commissionarate Amit P Javalgi said that Kausar was in disguise when he was arrested.
According tro police sources, Kausar lived in Kolkata in a rented a house. He has a Chicken centre and he sold dead chicken from there. The police have started questioning him and are trying to find out names of other people who were involved in the racket.