Subrat Kumar Sahu is an independent filmmaker and journalist based in New Delhi. He has more than 20 years of experience in television programming, filmmaking, writing, reporting, and copy-editing. He was an InfoChange Media Fellow for 2009.
After Delhi Police raided Kerala House after a complaint about beef being served in its canteen, it has faced widespread criticism from all around. Meanwhile, Delhi police commissioner B S Bassi defended the raid, saying, "When we get a call, we have no choice but to respond. And in this case we acted as per the law..." So, does Delhi Police really respond to calls "as per the law?" To answer this question, let me share a first-hand experience and then compare it to what the beef caller did differently.