BJP MLA Attacks Police Horse With Lathi, Breaks Its Leg

nikosbrihmaniPublished: November 18, 2016Updated: November 19, 201684 views
Published: November 18, 2016Updated: November 19, 2016

A police horse was allegedly attacked by the BJP’s Mussoorie MLA, Ganesh Joshi, during a protest in Dehradun Monday afternoon. The animal suffered multiple fractures during the incident near the Vidhan Sabha which occurred during a protest called by the BJP against the state government. The injured horse was immediately rushed to the district veterinary officer for treatment.

According to sources, doctors have told the police that the horse’s leg may have to be amputated. Police have also sought opinion from doctors at the Indian Military Academy’s Veterinary Hospital.

Dehradun SSP SR Date said doctors had ruled out early recovery due to multiple fractures in the animal’s rear leg. In the evening, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat visited the city’s reserve police lines to check on the horse’s condition.Meanwhile, an FIR has been lodged at Nehru Colony police station against the BJP MLA and his unidentified associates. Apart from invoking the Prevention of Animal Cruelty Act, the case was lodged under Section 429 (mischief by killing or maiming cattle, etc., of any value or any animal of the value of fifty rupees) and 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) of the IPC. No arrests have been made so far.

When contacted, MLA Ganesh Joshi denied the charge and said the state government was trying to shift focus from real issues by falsely implicating him in the case.

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