Sec 20 resident moves court seeking action against PFA representatives
Having been booked under various sections of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, the Sector 20 resident has now moved the court seeking action against People for Animals (PFA) for falsely implicating him.chandigarh Updated: Jun 15, 2013 00:03 IST
Having been booked under various sections of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, the Sector 20 resident has now moved the court seeking action against People for Animals (PFA) for falsely implicating him.
Vinod Kumar, a resident of Sector 20, Chandigarh, who runs a shop in Sector 20 and sold exotic birds, was arrested after being booked for inflicting cruelty to animals on May 25, 2013.
He had lodged a complaint with the police but they failed to take any action following which he filed a criminal complaint before the court.
In his compliant Vinod has sought penal action against PFA chairperson Maneka Gandhi and PFA representatives, including Gaurav Gupta, Chetan Sharma, Payal Sodhi and Deepika.
The evidence would now be recorded before additional civil judge (senior division) Vijay James on July 5, 2013.
Vinod alleged that on May 25, 2013, four persons came to his shop posing as members of the raiding team of People for Animals (PFA) headed by Maneka Gandhi.
He said that despite informing the team that the birds he kept were not covered under Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, as per the information received from the department of forests and wildlife, Chandigarh administration, Chandigarh the team with help of the police seized about 142 birds, including 110 Budgerigars, 20 Cockatiels and 12 Love Birds.
Vinod alleged that when he went to take possession of the seized birds he found that 34 birds were missing only to know later that they had died.
Vinod sought reinvestigation into the FIR registered against him by senior officials and strict action against PFA.
First Published: Jun 15, 2013 00:01 IST