Hunt on for meat racket kingpin, cops raid house of Kaushar's in-laws
Kolkata: In a desperate bid to arrest the kingpin of the racket that used to sell dead chicken, police conducted a raid in the house of Kaushar Dhali's in-laws at Basirhat in North 24-Parganas on Sunday morning.
Though the police didn't find Kaushar there, the investigating officers have intensified the vigil to get hold of him as early as possible.
A police officer said that Kaushar has fled along with all members of his family. The house was found locked and it is suspected that he has taken shelter in the house of one of his friends or relatives.
Sources said that the police conducted raid in the house of Kaushar's in-laws as he had been hiding there for the past one or two days. However, he had somehow managed to flee from the house before police raided the place.
Police came to know that Kaushar had gone to Basirhat to stay for a few days and he had made the plan to flee, realising that the police would conduct raid there.
The police have also found his house at Lake Town locked from the outside. They have intensified vigil in and around Rajarhat and New Town area, so that he cannot flee from the place without getting arrested. Kaushar is originally a resident of Basirhat. He owned a chicken farm at New Town, where the police had raided and found two freezers packed with carcass meat.
The police had come to know about the chicken farm when it raided a restaurant near the airport. They found frozen meat in the restaurant and enquired from whom they used to procure the same. Subsequently, the authorities of the restaurant took the police to the chicken farm.
Police had found several dead chickens in the farm. The farm was sealed and some were also arrested in this connection. Kaushar had, however, managed to flee from the place. The police had then initiated a search for Kaushar.
Investigating officers are not ruling out the possibility of Kaushar fleeing to some other state. They have questioned some of the people who were known to him, to ascertain the location where Kaushar is hiding.
Meanwhile, the administration is taking steps to install CCTV cameras for surveillance in dumping grounds. Already, Rajpur-Sonarpur Municipality authorities have installed two CCTV cameras in a dumping ground. One more CCTV camera will be installed soon. The footages of the cameras will be monitored from the office of the municipality.