Hotels in Delhi step up security after sting claims beef sale

Several five Star Hotels in New Delhi and South Delhi have been provided additional security cover after a sting operation purportedly showed them as serving cow meet

November 03, 2015 03:05 pm | Updated March 24, 2016 11:16 pm IST - NEW DELHI:

Right wing groups protesting outside South Delhi's Leela Palace Hotel on Tuesday.

Right wing groups protesting outside South Delhi's Leela Palace Hotel on Tuesday.

Several five Star Hotels in New Delhi and South Delhi have been provided additional security cover after a sting operation purportedly showed them as serving cow meet.

Talking to The Hindu a senior police officer said that the security was enhanced in the light of warning from right wing groups who have demanded action and even protested outside some of these hotels.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad said : "We have categorically stated that “in case the sale or serving of beef do not stopped forthwith, we will have to launch an agitation to protect the law."

Joining the bandwagon immediately after his release from Jail was Hindu Sena activist Vishnu Gupta who has threatened a repeat of the Kerala House episode where he took the police for checking whether beef was being sold there or not.

This created a major controversy following which Vishnu had been arrested under preventive provisions of the Criminal Procedure Code as his complaint accusing Kerala House canteen was serving cow meat led to an alleged police "raid" there.

Talking to The Hindu when contacted back then some hotel owners had said that they serve buffalo meat only as beef albeit adding that occasionally the packaged meat imported from foreign countries do not carry the labels specifying the animal it is sourced from. This means cow or buffalo is not specified and it is bought under the broad category beef.(EOM)

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