Police on Sunday seized a large quantity of eggs which were suspected to be artificial from Patiya upazila of Chittagong and sent them to the court for examination.
Furthermore, two were arrested on suspicion of their involvement in selling and marketing the “artificial eggs”.
The arrestees were identified as Arman, 23, son of Nurul Absar of Patiya, and Belal, 32, son of Abul Quashem of Pekua, Cox’s Bazar.
Of the duo, Arman is the owner of the egg shop and Belal is the supplier of the eggs.
Neyamat Ullah, officer-in-charge of Patiya police station, told the Dhaka Tribune that they had prayed to the court to examine the suspected eggs.
The OC said that the court is likely to pass an order on Monday, after examining the seized eggs.
According to the police, a senior judicial magistrate of Boalkhali purchased a dozen eggs from a shop in the Kamal Bazar area of Patiya upazila on Friday.
The wife of the magistrate was first to grow suspicious of the eggs. After breaking one of them open, she saw that the egg appeared to be addled, but the yolk was runny.
Subsequently, the magistrate informed Patiya police, who went to the shop from where the eggs were purchased.
Police broke open and examined some eggs at the shop on the spot, but did not find anything suspicious. Shop owner Arman then informed the police that the eggs were supplied by Belal.
Upon interrogation, Belal said that he had procured the eggs from one Afsar of Ramu upazila in Cox’s Bazar.
Later, police called in Belal and arrested both him and Arman, seizing some 3,000 eggs from the shop.
Patiya police station Sub-Inspector Afsar Al Mamun filed a case against the duo under the Special Powers Act.