New Delhi: The Kerala House, the state guest house in the capital, has removed beef curry from its menu after a little known group Hindu Sena's leader lodged a police complaint against it, an official told IANS.
Cow meat is banned by law in the Delhi-National Capital Region.
A team of 20 police officials visited the state's guest house on Monday
evening to verify if its canteen was serving beef after a caller
identified as Vishnu Gupta - a Hindu Sena leader - complained that beef
was being served in the Kerala House canteen.
"The call was received by the police control room around 4.15 p.m., and the caller, claiming to be from a fringe right-wing group, told the police that beef was being served at Kerala House," New Delhi Deputy Commissioner of Police Jatin Narwal told IANS.
Keeping in mind the beef-related untoward incidents that have been taking place across the country over the last few weeks, a police team went Kerala House to verify facts, Narwal said.
The team remained deployed there for several hours.
The Kerala House said it served only buffalo meat at its canteen and
called it "beef", but has decided to take the dish off its menu.
Reacting sharply, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy dubbed the incident as "unwarranted and unfortunate"
"The police action is not acceptable. Delhi Police was wrong in what they did," Chandy told the media.
"Kerala House is not a private hotel. It's the official building of the Kerala government. We will take appropriate steps after going through all that happened yesterday (Monday)," he said.
I strongly condemn Del police raid on Kerala house. I agree with Kerala CM that Kerala House is a govt est & not a pvt hotel(1/2)— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) October 27, 2015