Beef taken off Kerala House menu, Kejriwal condemns Delhi Police raid

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New Delhi: The state guest house of Kerala in Delhi removed beef curry from its menu today after a group of Hindu Sena leaders lodged a police complaint against it. Meanwhile, Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal condemned Delhi Police’s actions.

Cow meat is banned by law in Delhi & NCR (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 PM, and the caller, claiming to be from a fringe right-wing group, told the Police that beef was being served at Kerala House,” said New Delhi Deputy Commissioner of Police, Jatin Narwal.

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 to Kerala House to verify facts, Narwal said.

The team remained deployed at the venue for several hours.

The Kerala House said that it served only buffalo meat at its canteen and called it “beef”, but has decided to take the dish off its menu.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal condemned Delhi Police’s action at the Kerala House, alleging that it was an attack on the federal structure.

(With inputs from IANS)