The Rajasthan police on Sunday sealed a restaurant and arrested its owner over rumours that beef was cooked there and remains of the meat were disposed of in the open.
The cops arrested owner Naeem Rabbani and one of his employees after Gau Raksha Dal leader Kamal Didi filed a complaint against the restaurant, Hotel Hayat Rabbani, in Jaipur’s Sindhi Camp area. However, the officials later said that rumours about beef were baseless.
Someone spread a rumour that Hotel Hayat Rabbani in Sindhi Camp area in Jaipur was preparing and disposing of beef remains. However, the rumours were baseless and the actual matter is that locals were unhappy over the ‘non-vegetarian’ remains which the hotel threw openly; cows were consuming these remains which angered the localsAshok Kumar Gupta, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Jaipur (West)
However, the duo were arrested under section 295 A (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs) of the Indian Penal Code.
The hotel has been vacated and shut down by the municipal corporation. It is also reported that the hotel staff was beaten up by angry locals, but police denied the allegations.
The Jaipur deputy mayor Manoj Bhardwaj said that the hotel was sealed as they could not produce the licence to operate.