AAP seeks Bassi’s resignation over beef row

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Intensifying its attack on Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi, the Aam Aadmi Party on Wednesday demanded his resignation for “illegally raiding” the Kerala House over allegations that beef was served there.

Aam Aadmi Party leader Ashutosh said, “The raid by Delhi Police was completely illegal. Bassi has become a leader of the BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party). He should resign or he should be sacked.”

(Also Read: Kerala House beef row: Man quizzed for ‘false complaint’)

The police action has come in for widespread criticism.

Bassi has denied that Delhi Police “raided” the Kerala House and said his men had done no wrong.

(Also Read: Raid on Kerala House: AAP seeks action against Delhi Police)

“A case of criminal trespass should be filed against police officers who raided the place because Delhi Police is not the competent authority (to check meat samples),” Ashutosh said.

He said only officials from the Delhi government’s veterinary department were authorised to do this task.

Another AAP leader, Somnath Bharti, who heads the Kerala unit, said the party would hold protests in Kerala if its demand for Bassi’s ouster was not accepted.

Meanwhile, Delhi Police detained a Hindu Sena leader for filing a “false complaint” that cow meat was served at the Kerala House canteen.

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