Another arrest made in Kerala House beef sale row, inquiry ordered

  • HT Correspondents, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Oct 30, 2015 01:55 IST
Another Hindu Sena leader has been arrested in connection with the Kerala House beef controversy. (PTI Photo)

Delhi Police on Thursday arrested another Hindu Sena leader for allegedly creating mischief and making a false complaint regarding beef being served at Kerala Bhawan canteen.

According to police, Mohit Rajput and Hindu Sena chief Vishnu Gupta went inside the Kerala Bhawan canteen to inquire if they were actually serving cow meet and had a scuffle with the staff members.

“Mohit and Gupta had reportedly taken a round of the canteen and the dining area and had also clicked pictures of the menu with beef fry listed as a dish. They then made a PCR call seeking police intervention,” a senior police officer said.

“The officer who went to the spot for preventive action spoke to the canteen staff for clarification and as he was exiting the building he heard a noise from inside the canteen. When he rushed inside, he saw that Rajput was fighting with staff members,” sources said.

Confirming the arrest, DCP, New Delhi, Jatin Narwal said, “We have arrested Mohit Rajput after he was questioned on the sequence of events on the day the PCR call was made. Further investigation is in progress.”

Meanwhile, the divisional commissioner of Delhi on Thursday initiated an inquiry into police ‘raid’ at Kerala House over a complaint that beef was being served at the canteen.

Sources said divisional commissioner A Anbarasu is heading the inquiry which will also scan the role of police into the whole incident. Sources said the probe was initiated following instructions from chief minister Arvind Kejriwal to submit the fact-finding report by Monday.

The report will be sent to the Union home ministry and the Kerala government, an official said.

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