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Beef row: 'Centre has assured Kerala Govt of action against Delhi cops'

Centre on Friday assured action against Delhi police officials who conducted 'the raid' at the Kerala House.


Beef row: 'Centre has assured Kerala Govt of action against Delhi cops'

Kochi: A day after Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy wrote his second protest letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Centre on Friday assured action against Delhi police officials who conducted 'the raid' at the Kerala House on complaints of cow meat being served there.

Kerala Chief Secretary Jiji Thomson said the Union Home Secretary telephoned him today 'accepting' Delhi police's 'mistakes' in the Kerala House episode.

"He said action would be taken against those officials responsible for the incident," Thomson told reporters on the sidelines of a function here.

The Union Home Secretary also said procedures would be laid down for police entering in state bhawans in the national capital, Thomson said.

The Congress-led UDF government had threatened to take legal action over police 'raid' at Kerala House on complaints of cow meat being served there, if the 'mistake' was not admitted.

In his letter yesterday, the second on the issue, Chandy had said the state views the act of Delhi Police, who 'raided' the state-run guest house on October 26, "as one of total disregard of niceties and refinement by the police which is controlled by the Centre in a constitutionally federal structure."

The Home Secretary had sought information from the Delhi Police Commissioner and Kerala House Resident Commissioner, Chandy had said.

He had also said Delhi police?s explanation that they only did their duty and carried out an inspection in accordance with law was not acceptable to the state.

Chandy had on October 27 shot off a letter to Modi terming the episode "highly objectionable".

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