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Kerala House beef row: Delhi Police should have shown restraint, says Chandy

Delhi Police personnel outside the Kerala House after a group of men created ruckus alleging that its canteen was serving cow meat.

Delhi Police personnel outside the Kerala House after a group of men created ruckus alleging that its canteen was serving cow meat.  

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Tuesday criticised the Delhi Police for carrying out “raids” on the Kerala House in the national capital last evening.

A police team went to the Kerala House following >complaints from an activist of the Hindu Sena that cow meat was being served in its canteen. But it was found that the canteen served only buffalo meat, which was named as "beef" on its menu.

'Will seek details from the Home Ministry'

Mr. Chandy told reporters in Kozhikode that he had not received any details about the incident. "I came to know about the raids from newspapers. The Delhi Police should have shown restraint, They should have crosschecked before going ahead with the raids," he said.

The Kerala House is the official guest house of the State where the Chief Minister, Ministers and other dignitaries stay.

The Delhi Police functioned under the Centre and the State government would seek details about the incident from the Union Home Ministry, Mr. Chandy said.

Some people were unnecessarily creating controversy over beef ban, he added.

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