Tribune News Service
Jalandhar, August 18
Video of an alleged canine breeder from Kapurthala who ran over his canine caught the eye of former union minister Maneka Gandhi on Tuesday.
Gandhi, now a Member of Parliament from the Bharatiya Janata Party who’s a vocal animal rights activist, posted a video on Twitter of a person first inserting a canine rigorously earlier than his automobile after which working over it. She tweeted: “This is Gurinder Singh, S/O Harbans Singh, Dandupur village, 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. The dog died after 30 minutes of being in excruciating pain.”
Hours later, she posted a second video of caged canines, allegedly saved by the identical breeder.
“Here’s a video of this man’s dogs, which he had been using for dog fights. At night, he took all these dogs and threw them in the lake behind his house. One dog drowned and the others have been rescued by PFA. This man should go to jail.”
PFA stands for People for Animals, an organisation that Maneka Gandhi based in 1992.
Punjab Police mentioned they took word of the movies and had been investigating the allegations.
“Madam, the issue is taken up and referred to Kapurthala police for immediate, necessary action please,” the Punjab police mentioned in response to Maneka Gandhi.
Kapithala Police mentioned it had registered an FIR in opposition to the suspect, Gurinder Singh, beneath the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.
“Necessary and immediate action has been taken by Kapurthala Police FIR number 137 has been lodged at Talwandi Chaudharian Police Station under Section 11 (1) of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act has been registered against Gurinder Singh,” Kapurthala Police mentioned.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animal’s India department additionally confirmed in a tweet that an FIR had been registered within the case.
Kapurthala’s Senior Superintendent of Police Jaspreet Singh Sidhu claimed that the video was an outdated one.
“It came to our knowledge last evening when Shalini, a PFA activist, approached us with a complaint and a copy of the video. We got the FIR lodged last night. The man is still absconding and our teams are on a lookout”.
The SSP, nevertheless, mentioned he knew nothing concerning the second video.