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Dimapur, May 24: In view of the COVID-19 pandemic and several quarantine centres being set up in different parts of the district, Deputy Commissioner Tuensang, Kumar Ramnikant IAS has directed all pet owners to prevent their pets from straying outside respective home premises. He warned that action will be initiated under relevant section of the Disaster Management Act, 2005 against the owner whose pets are found loitering in the town/villages.
In an order, the DC also reminded that issuing ‘shoot at sight’ order for dogs, as some village authorities/ ward authorities/ individuals/groups have done, is a punishable offence under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960. He warned that legal proceedings shall be initiated under Section 428 and 429 of the Indian Penal Code and the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 against any village authorities/ward authorities/ individuals/groups acting in contravention to the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960.
The DC also notified the following institutions have been requisitioned as quarantine centers with immediate effect: Sao Chang College Tuensang, Government Polytechnic Sedem, St. John’s school (both Higher Secondary and Primary section), Industrial Training Institute (ITI), Government Higher Secondary school, Imlong Theological College, CBLT Guest House and Baptist Thangyen school Tuensang. (Page News Service)