Mumbai: A 35-year-old Pune-based man has been booked under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code for mischief by killing or maiming animals at a Pune police station after an animal activist alerted the police. The accused man allegedly chopped the ears of an American Pitbull breed pup.
An animal activist, who was travelling from Pune to Mumbai, on Sunday, saw an American Pitbull bred pup with chopped ears travelling in an Ertiga car. The activist immediately alerted the police control room and told them that the car was on its way towards Dadar. Subsequently, the Ertiga car was stopped near Diamond Garden in Chembur for checking and verification.
Police said that they found the puppy with chopped ears in the car and upon asking the driver where did he get it and where was he taking it, the driver said that he was just delivering the pup from Pune to Mumbai. He also claimed that the pup's ears were apparently chopped by the Pune-based man and he had no role to play in it, said police.
Following the incident, the Chembur police registered a zero FIR under the relevant sections of IPC and transferred to Mundhwa police station as the offence took place in their jurisdiction.
Meanwhile, the pup has been admitted to a Parel veterinarian hospital for treatment.