The incident took place recently after Sub-divisional Magistrate of Longthorai Valley in Tripura conducting a raid in a local hotel has seized six bags of rice suspecting those to be artificial plastic rice.

Interestingly, the hotel owner was unaware of procuring these suspected rice and cooked those to serve his customers, later while being complained of plastic smell on those the owner informed SDM that he procured those from a local shop as usual.

However, according to the report the SDM has sent the rice for testing, suspecting it to be ‘plastic rice’- a synthetic invention allegedly entering Indian markets from China.