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Kozhikode officials seize stale meat from shed in Kolathara 

Local residents alleged that the meat was stored to be later used in making shawarma.

Published: 14th November 2016 01:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th November 2016 01:48 AM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

KOZHIKODE: City corporation authorities on Sunday seized around three kg of stale beef from Kolathara near Feroke. The meat, which was stored in a shed, was seized following a complaint issued by local residents. Local residents alleged that the stored meat would be used to make shawarma.

After receiving complaints, officers of the city corporation health wing, led by chairman K V Baburaj, rushed to the spot and sought an explanation from Nizar, a resident of the area, who had stored the meat. Nizar told the authorities that the meat was kept for exporting.

“The meat was stored in salt and the owner of the shed had told us that the meat would be sent to Mumbai. We asked him to present valid documents for export. Action will be taken after the documents are checked,” Baburaj said.

In a similar incident, reported in the district a few days back, Kuttiadi police had seized around two kg of stale meat kept at a shed in Vilangad, following a complaint issued by local residents. Police suspect the meat, which included chicken and beef, would have been used for making shawarma.

Three persons, including the owner of the shed and two migrant labourers, were taken into custody in connection with the incident.


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