New Delhi: A Keralite running a restaurant at Gurugram near here has alleged that his eatery was forced shut reportedly for selling beef.
A group of people came to the hotel on Golf Link and demanded to close it. They also threatened to burn the place down if Muhammad Ali refused.
He hotel is owned by Muhammad Ali, a native of Perinthalmanna in Malappuram district. He had opened the hotel serving items including traditional Kerala dishes on Golf Link road one year ago.
According to Muhammad Ali, one person came to the hotel 15 days ago and checked the items being served. Later, a group of people came to the hotel and demanded to close it. They also threatened to burn the place down if Muhammad Ali refused.
Muhammad Ali said his hotel was serving beef that was certified for sale. He added that police had taken samples from the hotel and found that the meat was certified. Muhammad Ali’s another hotel in South Delhi had faced a similar threat. He then removed beef from online food delivery services.
According to the owner, the meat used in the hotel is procured from a certified seller in Ghazipur Mandi. Muhamamd Ali, who has been running hotels in Delhi since 2004, is now wondering how to overcome people who prevent him from running the business according to rules and regulations.