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Video record sterilisation of stray dogs: HC to municipal body

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Noting that stray dog population in the national capital is on the rise despite claims by authorities that the canines were being sterilised, the High Court today directed the South Municipal Corporation to videograph the sterilisation process.

A bench of Acting and Justice C said video- recording of the process would ensure that the procedure, which has been outsourced to NGOs, is carried out correctly and there is no fudging of the results.

The direction came after the South Municipal Corporation (SDMC) said the work of sterilising dogs has been outsourced to NGOs which leave a small incision on the ears of the canines which have been sterilised.

The bench, however, questioned how the corporation can be sure that the procedure was being correctly carried out, especially when the population of stray dogs in Delhi is rising.

It directed the corporation to inspect the centres where the procedure was being carried out, to video record it and file a status report before the next date of hearing on April 23.

The direction from the bench came during the hearing of a PIL by a resident of Tehkhand village in south Delhi who has sought that no hospital for stray or mad dogs be set up in the vacant land nearby and the site be converted into a park.

The Delhi government, meanwhile, filed a status report indicating the existence of two veterinary hospitals and a vacant plot where the corporation can set up the facilities for sterilisation of stray dogs.

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First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 19:40 IST