A case has been registered against three officials of the city civic body BBMP for allegedly botching up the sterilisation procedure of stray dogs in the city.
Based on a complaint from NGO Civil and Green Warriors, the Cottonpet police registered the case on June 6 against Joint Director of Animal Husbandry department Anand, Assistant Director Basavaraj and Animal Birth Control Centre in charge Abhilash Maddur.
They have been booked under section 11 (1) of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animal Act-1960 (mutilate or kill any animal in a cruel manner) and Section 428 (committing mischief of killing animal) and 34 (criminal act by several people) of the IPC.
There were botched up surgeries, dirty kennels and substandard food for the strays, she alleged.
Misra accused officers of not operating on them and yet cutting a small portion of ear of the dog as a mark of identification that the operation has been done.
"To avoid identification by alert locals, these dogs are deliberately being relocated to the Kanakapura forest and other areas."
"This act of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is definitely attracting wild animals like Cheetah (leopard) and tiger into the city limits, thus creating a dangerous unnatural animal-human conflict," Misra said in her complaint.
When contacted, Abhilash junked her allegations.
"Whatever she (Misra) is saying is wrong. We had allowed her two-three times to take pictures and videos. Why should we allow her if we were wrong? We have videos and photographs of all the dogs we catch and operate," Maddur said.
"We used to send them to her by WhatsApp, but following instructions from higher authorities I later stopped the practice," he added.
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