IMC, dist admn asked to file detailed reply before March 14
Indore: The Indore Bench of MP High Court, on Tuesday, in response to a PIL directed IMC to take action to mitigate dangers posed by stray dogs in the city.
Hearing a petition on stray dogs, the Doublebench of Justices Shantanu Kemkar and MC Garg directed the IMC to take action for prevention of dog bites and providing free medical treatment to those affected from it. The orders were issued while hearing a PIL by Sanjay Pandey. The court also directed the IMC and admn to file detailed reply before March 14.
Counsel of petitioner Amitabh Upadhaya said that observing the seriousness of stray dog menace, Justice MC Garg mentioned in the court that recently a woman was attacked by group of furious stray dog in Anupurna Nagar and woman’s life was saved only because of timely intervention by the local people.
The court observed that a middle- aged woman was so traumatised by multiple dog bites that she had to be shifted to mental hospital from MH. The court also asked the admn to give details of the treatment administered to her and asked when was the woman shifted to mental hospital. The court also asked veterinary dept to file reply explaining how they can help the IMC in catching stray dogs.
Upadhyay said that street dogs are menace for those going out for morning walk and said that several accidents occurred due to street dogs. He alluded to the newspaper reports that the leading veterinary hospital of the district consumes 150 anti- rabies injections everyday. About 10,000 dog bite cases have been reported in the city in seven months, he added.