Hyderabad: There have been rumors doing the rounds that a leading eatery, Shah Ghouse Hotel, in Hyderabad’s Gachibowli area was using dog meat in preparation of famed Haleem. Nonetheless inspections have proved that the rumors were unsubstantiated and without any basis.
This is going to give a sigh of relief to hundreds of devoted customers of the Shah Ghouse Hotel who were confused following appearance of news in WhatsApp messages besides social media and in Urdu dailies that abound in the city.
The inspections by Greater Hyderabad Municipal Commission have proved that the reports were merely rumors and had nothing to do with truth. Greater Hyderabad Municipal Commission while clarifying the issue said that the meat used in food items at Shah Ghouse Hotel, Gachibowli was purely mutton and reports that dog meat was mixed were mere rumours.
In a notification issued by the Chief veterinary officer of GHMC stated that rumours were spread on social media in this regard on December, 13, 2016, following which food samples were collected from the hotel and were sent to National Research Centre for inspection. According to the reports the meat used was purely mutton and no mixing of meat was found. It must be recalled that rumours were spread wide and fast to defame the hotel in December and some TV Channels also aired news bulletin without verifying the information which tarnished the image of hotel. Later the rumour monger was also arrested. But it has already impacted the business of the famed eatery in the Old city.