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The Delhi Police on Wednesday arrested Hindu Sena chief Vishnu Gupta, who had informed the cops that the Kerala House in Delhi was serving beef in its canteen.

The Kerala House, the official state house of the government of Kerala at New Delhi, had on Monday removed beef from its menu after a police team allegedly carried out a raid after receiving a complaint from the right-wing activist.

However, the beef was back on menu from Tuesday after Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy raised the issue with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking action against the alleged police raid inside the Kerala House. 

"I feel that the action by Delhi Police is highly objectionable and they have clearly overstepped their brief," the Chief Minister had said.

Even as the Kerala House officials alleged that the Delhi Police carried out raid at the premises, police commissioner BS Bassi denied the allegations.

The Kerala House had on Monday claimed that the police arrived at the canteen of the Kerala House and inspected the food.

"At 4 pm, when the lunch was being served, three people accompanied by two policemen arrived inside Kerala House and started shouting at the staff that beef is served here, after that they started inspecting the food. After 15 minutes Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) arrived at the spot and the situation was brought under control," Assistant Protocol Officer at Kerala House Joseph had said.

The Kerala House said that it serves buffalo meat and not cow meat in its canteen. The officials at the Kerala House said they buy buffalo meat from a New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC)-approved slaughter house.