Kalu, the missing dog of former union minister and Agra MP Ram Shankar Katheria was found in Delhi on Saturday morning.
Interestingly, the New Agra police also traced another dog resembling the MP’s pet in Agra after which confusion prevailed as to which one was the real Kalu.
“Our missing dog Kalu was recovered in the morning,” Katheria confirmed.
“Kalu might have been taken away by someone and left in Delhi. Bhoora, the other dog at my house in Agra, was very sad and so was my wife Mridula. With the recovery of the dog, we are relieved and happy,” said Katheria. The dog was being brought back to Agra, he added.
The missing dog was recovered within 24 hours of lodging a complaint with the Agra police.
Katheria’s spokesman in Agra, Sharad Chauhan, said that morning walkers in Peetampura locality in Delhi saw the dog roaming in the area. “They had seen the pictures of the dog in the news and informed Katheria staff in Delhi by sending its picture through WhatsApp. The dog was identified by the former minister.”
But even as Katheria confirmed that his pet had been found, the New Agra police also claimed that they had found the dog in Agra.
“The in-charge at Bijlighar Crossing outpost said that a dog with a red collar had been traced. It had been bitten by local dogs. The family of the MP has been informed,” said Dharmendra Singh, in-charge of New Agra police station.
On Friday, the BJP leader’s wife Mridula Katheria had lodged a complaint with SP (city) Sudheel Dhule that her black Labrador had gone missing on Tuesday.
She had said that if the Uttar Pradesh police could find the buffaloes of state cabinet minister Azam Khan, they could also find her dog.