Dimapur, July 2: An FIR has been filed at Mangkolemba Police Station in regards to a ‘shoot at sight’ incident of dogs that reportedly took place at Changki village on July 1 and has also registered a case under appropriate sections of the Indian Penal Code and Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1960.
The case is currently under investigation, DC Mokokchung Limawabang stated.
Stating that such forms of cruelties are in direct violation of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1960 and the Acts and Rules under Animal Welfare Board of India, the DC said strict legal proceeding would be initiated under Sections 428 and 429 of the IPC and the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1960 against any Village authorities/ward authorities/individuals/groups acting in contravention to the Act.
Meanwhile, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), Mokokchung has expressed dismay over the cruel and inhuman killing of pet dogs at Changki village in Mokokchung district.
The SPCA condemned in the strongest terms the heartless killing of pet dogs that are innocent and guilty of no crime or offence.
It hoped the district administration would take appropriate action under the relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the PCAA against the culprits who have acted in violation of the order. (Page News Service)