IMPHAL | Jan 7
Dimapur police led by additional commissioner of police-A Division busted a multi-crore racket of fruits mixed with chemical known as Calcium Carbide and arrested three person from New Market, Dimapur yesterday.
According to PRO Dimapur police, huge quantity of bananas along with three KGs of Calcium Carbide was also seized from the shop of the accused person. Police said the accused has confessed Calcium Carbide is used to artificially ripe fruits while all the fruit traders in Dimapur use this chemical.
Police said scientific reports reveal that this chemical contains arsenic phosphorous and acetylene gas which makes the healthy fruit poisonous. Sources said the seized chemical and the adulterated bananas is being sent to Forensic Lab for chemical analysis and obtaining expert opinion.
In this connection a case has been registered at Dimapur East police station and further investigation is in progress.
Source : IFP