On Saturday, the security at Kerala House on Jantar Mantar road in New Delhi was beefed up following reports of a political party, allegedly, planning a ‘beef festival’ in the evening. The Delhi Police received an information from Kerala House officials about the matter and security was stepped up as a precautionary measure.
“We were alerted by the Kerala House officials about an unverified information they received that some people belonging to a political party were planning to celebrate beef festival there at 6:30 pm. So we have deployed police force to handle them,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police B K Singh.
However, the reports turned out to be fake.
The information which the police had recieved said that the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has planned a ‘beef festival’ at the Kerala House in the evening. Party MP D P Tripathi, however, termed the report as “baseless”.
Notably, last week, a “cow vigilante” group, claiming to belong to the Bharatiya Gauraksha Kranti, allegedly barged into Kerala House to protest the beef festivals recently held in the southern state.