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File FIR against Maneka Gandhi's hospital: Court

 

AGENCIES | New Delhi, May 24, 2012 18:47
Tags : Maneka Gandhi | BJP MP | animal right activist |
 

 

BJP MP and an avid animal right activist Maneka Gandhi came under the fire of a Delhi court as it directed the police to register an FIR against the animal care and veterinary hospital run by Maneka, where 36 animals died due to their alleged failure in performing the duties.
 
The court also pulled up the investigating officer (IO) for taking up the matter casually and directed him to probe the case expeditiously against Sanjay Gandhi Animal Care Centre (SGACC).
 
"The SGACC is a welfare organisation to take care of the animals but from the above incident, it appears that the SGACC did not perform its duties and resultantly 36 animals died." stated the court. 
 
"Accordingly, SHO is directed to register an FIR in the present case under the appropriate section of law and direct the IO to expeditiously investigate this case. Copy of the order be sent to the SHO for compliance," said Metropolitan Magistrate Naresh Kumar Laka.
 
A show cause notice has also been issued to the IO for June 27 to inquire as to why the matter should not be reported to the DCP for lapses on his part.
 
According to complainant Saheed, 61 of his calves were left in the care of SGACC on April 30 this year when he was
caught by the police for overloading and transporting them.
 
Later, he pleaded guilty in a Faridabad court ordering the release of the animals from the hospital, he said.
 
The complaint, filed through advocate Sanobar Ali Qureshi, said the veterinary hospital of the animal activist Maneka Gandhi refused to release the animals on the pretext that 36 of them had already expired and the remaining were in critical condition.
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