Kerala MPs to protest over ‘beef raid’

New Delhi, Oct. 27 : Escalating the row over the ‘beef raid’, all Kerala MPs will stage a protest outside the Kerala House today at 4 p.m.

Nearly 20 police officials went to Kerala House on Monday evening after Vishnu Gupta, a Hindu Sena leader, called and complained that the canteen at the state guest house was serving beef.

However, the Kerala House said they served only buffalo meat and had named it ‘beef’.

Kerala Chief Minister Oomen Chandy slammed the Delhi Police and said that it was a government establishment they had barged into and not some ‘private’ hotel.

Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi, however, defended the raid on Kerala House, saying they had done nothing illegal and were well within their rights under the Agricultural Cattle Preservation Act 1994 to investigate.

“We went there to ensure there was no trouble. Our police officers went there and alerted their security staff after we got a call from the PCR. We cautioned them against the miscreants and warned them. We still have our officers deployed there as a precautionary measure in case trouble rears again,” Bassi said. (ANI)