Varanasi Nagar Nigam to slap fine in dog bite cases

Published on Nov 25, 2022 12:13 AM IST

As per the record with Nagar Nigam, around 420 dogs have been registered in around 90 wards. Also, the city witnessed more than 100 cases of dog bites in recent past.

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By, Varanasi

In view of spate in the dog bite cases, the Varanasi Nagar Nigam has announced fine of 500 on the dog owner if their pet bites, whereas in case of unregistered pet, the fine amount would be between 5000 to 10,000.

“Of late, the cases of dog bites have increased enormously. It’s for the same reason we have decided to impose fine of 500 and 5000/10000 on the owner if the pet bites,” said Ajay Pratap Singh, city veterinary officer, Nagar Nigam, Varanasi.

The Nagar Nigam’s move came after the nagar nigams in other districts including Meerut imposed fine for incidents of dog bites.

Singh said the amount would be realised by the Nagar Nigam from the pet owner. Besides, he also said that in case if the fine amount was not cleared, FIR would be lodged against the pet owner.

As per the record with Nagar Nigam, around 420 dogs have been registered in around 90 wards. Also, the city witnessed more than 100 cases of dog bites in recent past.

Recently the Nagar Nigam has also issued a circular directing pet lovers to stay away from the prohibited species including pit bull.

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