A big consignment of meat was stored in BSP leader’s factory
A team of UP police personnel along with the weights & measures department, pollution board, and other departments have raided the meat factory owned by former minister and BSP leader, Haji Yakoob Qureshi.
The raid continued till late at night on Thursday. Sources said that a sample of suspected ‘cow meat‘ found at the factory has been sent for test.
SP (rural) Keshav Mishra, said that the raid was conducted after complaints that the factory’s licence had expired, but the processing/ packaging of meat was still on. A big consignment of meat was stored in the factory and officials were assessing its weight and legal status.
The factory, Al Faheem Meatex Pvt Ltd, is located on Hapur road and it exports packaged meat to the Middle East and other countries.
Haji Yakoob’s son Imran Qureshi, said he was out of town and did not know much about the raid. He, however, claimed that there was no illegal practice in the factory. “Some packets of stored meat were damaged while shifting and they were being re-packed,” he added.
Earlier, Haji Yakoob Qureshi had made headlines when he was a minister in the BSP government in UP after he announced a bounty on the head of cartoonist Danish who made a caricature of Prophet Mohammad in 2006.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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