Delhi Police issues rules to check state bhavans

Delhi Police issues rules to check state bhavans

The Delhi Police which came under fire for not following protocol in the at Kerala House ‘raid’ on Thursday issued instructions to its officers asking them to contact the resident commissioners of state ‘bhavans’ (houses) first in situations requiring preventive action.

The circular, signed by Senior Special Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Deepak Mishra, pointed out that the policemen who reached Kerala House, to enquire about beef being served there, did not establish liaison with the resident commissioner or his representative.

“Henceforth, whenever any occasion/situation arises and preventive or other action is required at any of the state bhavans (houses), efforts should also be made to contact the resident commissioner or his representative,” the circular stated.

“Where delay can result in any commission of crime or escalate law and order problem or damage to life and property, appropriate legal action should be initiated without any delay. In such situations, assistance of the Resident Commissioner or his representative should be obtained at the first opportunity,” it added.

The circular was issued after Hindu Sena leader Vishnu Gupta was arrested on Wednesday on an apprehension of breaching peace of an area. He had allegedly made the call to the police about beef being served at the Kerala House canteen.

On Thursday, the police also nabbed Gupta’s aide Mohit Rajput. The 25-year-old, a resident of East Delhi’s Laxmi Nagar, was detained on Thursday morning at Connaught Place police station.

“Rajput was arrested later in the day. Gupta and Rajput were produced before a court which sent them to four days judicial custody,” said a police officer.

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