Kolkata, April 27: The West Bengal Police has busted a racket selling carcass meat to restaurants and shops, and arrested six persons in this connection and seized nearly 20 tonnes of meat from a cold storage in Kolkata, a senior officer said on Thursday.
"20 tonnes of rotten carcass meat were seized from a cold storage in Kolkata's Narkeldanga area (central Kolkata). Six persons including the kingpin have been arrested for allegedly storing the meat at a cold storage and selling it to different city restaurants and departmental stores," Koteswar Rao, Superintendent of Police (SP) Daimond Harbour police district told reporters here.
According to the officer, the racket used to collect carcass meat from different dumpyards in and around the city and store it in the cold storage they had taken on rent.
According to the SP, meat collected from the dumpyards were kept in a deep freezer with added chemicals and packed before selling it in the market.