New Delhi: After a political row broke out on Tuesday over Delhi police entering the state-run Kerala House on a complaint that it serves beef, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy wrote to PM Narendra Modi saying that the action taken by Delhi Police is highly condemnable.
“Action of Delhi Police highly objectionable, they have clearly overstepped their brief. I seek personal intervention of PM to instruct Home Minister for taking stringent action against those responsible for trespassing into premises of State Government property and ensure that this kind of incident does not occur again,” he wrote.
Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi on Tuesday 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 are an instrumentality of law and when we get a call, we have no choice but to respond. And in this case we acted as per the law and are entitled to act in this fashion under the Agricultural Cattle Preservation Act 1994,” Bassi said.
Kerala government asserted that there was no beef being served at Kerala House here and lodged a complaint with Delhi Police over the unauthorised entry of some activists into the state-run guest house even as buffalo meat was removed from the menu
However, in the light of the events on Monday, Kerala House has temporarily taken buffalo meat off its menu, according to the officials running the canteen.