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Beef sale rumour sparks tension in east Delhi, vets clarify it is buff

The complaint of alleged sale of cow meat in a shop in Gandhi Nagar was found to be false as a team of veterinary doctors tested the meat and found it to be of a buff.

delhi Updated: Apr 04, 2017 00:32 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Delhi news,Delhi meat,Cow meat rumour
A team of veterinary doctors was called in to test the meat. They confirmed that the meat was of a buff. (Sanjeev Verma/HT FILE)

The Delhi Police on Monday morning received a PCR call alleging sale of cow meat from a shop at Gandhi Nagar in the trans-Yamuna area. The meat was later found to be of a buffalo.

The police received a PCR call from a local around 7 am saying that cow meat was being sold openly at the meat shop. After the police received the call, a team reached the spot fearing a law and order problem. The caller had also stated that the locals may soon gather outside demanding that the shop be shut down.

However, before things could get ugly, a team of veterinary doctors was called to test the meat by the police. “Things could have got out of hand. But before anything could happen, the team of doctors from MCD confirmed that it was buff and not cow meat and the situation was diffused,” a senior police officer said.

First Published: Apr 03, 2017 12:46 IST