A video grab of the car which ran over the dog.(HT Photo)
A video grab of the car which ran over the dog.(HT Photo)

Breeder crushes dog under car, Maneka Gandhi pleads to CM for his arrest

Police has taken immediate action, said deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Sundeep Singh and registered a case under Sections 429 IPC, 11(1) of Prevention of Cruelty to Animal Act, 1960
Hindustan Times, Kapurthala | By Jatinder Mahal, Kapurthala
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 08:09 PM IST

The video of a dog being killed after being run over by a car in what seems to allegedly be a deliberate act by a breeder has gone viral on social media, following which the district police has formed a team to nab the culprit on Tuesday. It has also provoked the wrath of BJP MP Maneka Gandhi

Sharing the video of a turbaned youth placing the dog before the car and driving over it on her Twitter handle, Gandhi, who is also the chairperson of the non-governmental organisation People for Animals (PFA), wrote, “This is Gurinder Singh s/o Harbans Singh, village Dandupur, Kapurthala in Punjab. He is a breeder and seller of dogs for dog fights. This is what he does to dogs when they are no longer useful. This dog died after 30 minutes of being in excruciating pain.”

The man used the animals for dog fights, Gandhi, who founded PFA said, adding, he “should go to jail,” while appealing to Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh and Kapurthala police for their intervention.

Police has taken immediate action, said deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Sundeep Singh and registered a case under Sections 429 IPC, 11(1) of Prevention of Cruelty to Animal Act, 1960, against Gurinder on the complaint of Shalini, head of PFA Amritsar.

Shalini said after she received CCTV footage on Monday of the dog being killed, her team traced Gurinder Singh through the car’s registration number.

“We conducted a raid at the house along with local police and rescued 11 dogs today. All were in very poor condition and one Pomeranian puppy had drowned in the water when the wife of the accused threw him in the nearby fields,” she said.

The DSP said teams had been formed and raids were being conducted to nab the culprits.

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