Kerala House beef row: Hindu Sena chief Vishnu Gupta arrested
New Delhi: Hindu Sena
chief Vishnu Gupta was arrested by police on Wednesday evening on an
apprehension of causing a breach of peace and tranquility, two days after his
complaint about beef being served at Kerala House here sparked a row.
“Gupta has been
arrested under Sections 107/151 CrPC in the evening. He was taken to RML
Hospital for a medical examination before his arrest as per protocol,” said DCP
(New Delhi) Jatin Narwal.
Also today, Delhi top
cop BS Bassi said he has submitted a report to the Union Home Ministry
regarding the Kerala House incident but refrained from disclosing the details.
Police had detained
Gupta around 11 am today and subjected him to intensive questioning in connection
with his alleged false complaint that beef was being served at the Kerala House
canteen. After arrest, Gupta was produced before a court, said a senior
The development comes
two days after Delhi Police entered the Kerala House acting on the complaint in
an episode which triggered a major row and saw a miffed Kerala Chief Minister
Oommen Chandy writing to the Prime Minister seeking action against those
Chandy had condemned
the “raid” as “highly objectionable” even as Delhi Police and the Centre came
under attack from Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and West Bengal Chief
Minister Mamata Banerjee.
Bassi had on Tuesday
said that police were contemplating action against Gupta under IPC Section 182
(false information, with intent to cause public servant to use his lawful power
to the injury of another person).
He had added that the
PCR call regarding the beef complaint was given priority because it had the
potential to disrupt harmony between communities and could have had “disastrous
consequences”, especially because of the “past record” of Gupta, national
president of Hindu Sena.
“The caller was already
in police’s notice because of his past record,” Bassi had said, adding that the
officials deployed outside Kerala House to keep a watch were instructed to take
preventive action in case Gupta and his associates were caught doing any