Carcass meat row: Racket might have been operational in N Bengal too, suspect cops
Kolkata: In a major development in connection with the selling of carcass meat, the police are now suspecting that the tentacles of the racket had also spread to North Bengal.
The police are suspecting that the kingpin of the racket Biswanath Ghorai, alias Bishu, had a wide network in North Bengal as well. They are suspecting it after preparing a list of vehicles that used to carry carcass meat to different parts of North Bengal.
It may be recalled that the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Diamond Harbour police district had arrested Biswanath Ghorai, alias Bishu, from a hideout at Tentultala near Sonarpur in South 24-Parganas on May 7. He was remanded in the custody of police when produced before the court.
During investigation, police came to know how he used to run the entire business of selling carcass meat.
It may be mentioned that Bishu was the owner of a cold storage-cum-processing unit in Narkeldanga, from where the meat was allegedly supplied to a number of hotels and restaurants in the city and its suburbs.
Before arresting Bishu, the police had caught Sunny Mallick from Bihar in similar connection.
Besides Bishu, the police have also interrogated others arrested in this connection. Based on their statement, a list containing details of the vehicles in which carcass meat was transported to different parts of the state was prepared.
Now, the police will be questioning the transporters to get hold of the other people who were involved in the racket.
Sources said that the investigating officers would take Bishu to North Bengal to carry out further investigation.
The investigating officers also came to know that Bishu often used to visit North Bengal for business purposes. The police will take him to the places he used to visit in North Bengal.
Meanwhile, people have raised allegations of selling dead chicken, against the owner of a shop at Beniapukur.
Hundreds of people gathered outside the chicken shop soon after the news related to the selling of dead chicken had spread. Police went to the spot and detained two persons in this connection. Samples of chicken were also collected for necessary tests.