SUSPECTING THAT beef is being served in biryani sold by roadside vendors in Mewat and Nuh areas, the Haryana Gau Sewa Aayog has asked the police to collect samples and send them for testing.
The decision was taken during a meeting chaired by Haryana’s Gau Sewa Aayog’s chairman Bhani Ram Mangla in Mewat Tuesday. “We have decided to obtain samples of biryani sold in Mewat and Nuh since the commission had been receiving several complaints in this regard. We are told that beef is served in biryani sold by roadside vendors in Mewat and Nuh… As per the standard procedure, the samples have been sent to the laboratory for testing. If beef is found in the samples, action shall be taken,” said Mangla.
“A law has been made for protection of cows. But to make a general observation about an entire area that beef is being sold in biryani is ridiculous. It is a mischievous attempt to give a bad name to an entire area. I can say for sure that beef is not being served here,” said Aftab Ahmed, a former MLA from Nuh.
Asked why samples of other food items were not being sent for testing, Mangla said the complaints only referred to biryani.
“We shall be checking samples of biryani only in relation to the complaints,” said Bharti Arora, IPS officer in charge of supervising the functioning of teams constituted to check cow slaughter and cattle smuggling in Haryana.