Kolkata: Cops have arrested eight people, including six members of a poultry farm and a makeshift cold storage who have allegedly been supplying chicken dipped in formalin to shops and restaurants.
They are Gazi, Singh, and cold storage employees, Md Sahnur Rahaman Molla, Piar Ali Sardar, Atisin Mallick, Saifuddin Gazi, Md Saharab Mallick and Rezaul Molla.
A raid on a temporary cold storage unit at Nawapara, located close to City Centre II in New Town, led cops to nine freezers, where tonnes of packed chicken were recovered.
There, the cops also found a register that revealed the meat was supplied to eateries at Lake Town and Baguiati and to some leading restaurants in north and central Kolkata. The North Dum Dum municipality has collected samples from Dum Dum and Airport area eateries and sent them for forensic test.