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78 dogs, allegedly killed by civic body in Telangana

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Hydearabad, June 24 (HS): In Telangana’s Siddipet 78 street dogs killed by civic body and all dumped .The police has registered an FIR and four municipal employees have been placed under suspension. Siddipet District Collector Venkatrama Reddy issued an order of suspension.
Siddipet Police Commissioner said, “Yesterday evening we received a complaint from an organization Compassionate Society for Animals in Siddipet Town Police Station stating that the Siddipet Municipal Corporation has allegedly poisoned 40 stray dogs and buried them in the dump yard.
Commissioner further said ,”We have registered a case under section 428 and 429 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Section 11 of Prevention of Cruelty Against Animals Act. We are yet to recover the dead bodies of the stray dogs and further investigation is on.
The collector stated in the order, “It has come to the notice of the District administration that few dogs were killed by Municipal staff within Siddipet Municipal limits. As per the preliminary information, it is confirmed that the certain .Municipal Staff are involved in this incident and it is in total contravention to the normal administrative procedures and also in contravention to Section 11 of the PCA Act of 1960.”
The order stated, “Siddipet District Revenue Officer has been appointed as an enquiry officer to conduct detailed enquiry and attach the report. Four Municipal Sanitation staff B Sathyanarayana, Sanitary Inspector, Shankar, Jawan, Sanitation Wing, Mallaiah, Jawan, Sanitation Wing and P Babu, Assistant, Sanitation Wing of Siddipet Municipality have been placed under suspension pending the detailed enquiry.”