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Delhi Police ‘beef’ raid challenge to federal system of India: Oommen Chandy

"Police should have verified the credibility of the complaint. They should have talked to the Kerala House officials before rushing for the raid," Oommen Chandy said.

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy. Express photo by Ravi Kanojia.
Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy. Express photo by Ravi Kanojia.

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Wednesday rejected the stand of Delhi Police on beef raid that they acted as per law.

Chandy said if Delhi Police don’t correct their stand, the Kerala government would take legal action against them.

He also said that the police action at the Kerala House was a challenge to the federal system of the country.

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“Police should have verified the credibility of the complaint. They should have talked to the Kerala House officials before rushing for the raid,” the Chief Minister said.

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“As long as buffalo meat is not banned in Delhi, the Kerala House would continue to serve beef at its canteen.” I hope the Union government corrects their mistake. If Delhi Police is not ready to acknowledge their mistake, the state government will resort to legal steps. If they confess their mistake, the state will have a broadminded approach,” he added.

On Tuesday, several Kerala MPs protested against the Delhi Police at Kerala House demanding an end to ‘facism and communal agenda’. Delhi Police chief BS Bassi has said action may be taken against Vishnu Gupta, who made the complaint alleging that beef was being sold in the canteen.

Several Opposition MPs have said they will raise the issue in the upcoming Winter Session of Parliament begining next month.

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