Facing flak for carrying out a “raid” at Kerala House in Delhi over the sale of beef, the Delhi Police, on 28 October, detained Hindu Sena chief Vishnu Gupta.
Gupta, 31, was confined amid reports of an FIR filed against him, under Section 182 of the IPC, for giving false information, with intent to cause public servant to use his lawful power to the injury of another person.
Sensing that the Delhi Police will take action against him, Gupta was undercover since 27 October evening. The police apparently picked him up from Tilak Nagar area on 28 October morning.
Gupta was the one who had called the the PCR alleging that cow meat was being sold at the Kerala House canteen, following which police officers entered the Kerala House premises and made enquiries.
However, it was later found that the beef on Kerala House menu was buffalo meat and not cow meat as Gupta had complained.
The incident had triggered a political storm with Kerala CM shooting of a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding action against Delhi Police.