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Not an April Fools’ joke: ‘Artificial eggs' make entry into Kolkata; 1 arrested

Man arrested for selling ‘artificial eggs’ in Kolkata, West Bengal.
By Oneindia Staff Writer
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Kolkata, April 1: Have you ever heard about 'artificial eggs'? If not, then here comes the news of sale of 'artificial eggs' in Kolkata, West Bengal on Saturday. This is not an April Fools' joke. News agency, ANI, reported that a man has been arrested for selling 'artificial eggs' in the city.

"A man has been arrested for selling 'artificial eggs' containing plastic-like material from Kolkata's Park Circus area," reported ANI. "The eggs have been sent for testing," added the ANI report.


Once the testing of the eggs would be completed, further details could be revealed about the entire bizarre incident, said a police official investigating the case. The man arrested has been identified as Mohammed Shamim Ansari. Ansari was arrested after a consumer lodged a complaint against him selling 'artificial eggs'.

Ansari claimed that the eggs were of duck and if kept in refrigerator for a day and then consumed, become like plastic. The Kolkata Municipal Corporation has ordered an investigation into the matter.

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