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DC Tuensang issues directives to pet owners

By EMN Updated: May 24, 2020 9:20 pm

Dimapur, May 24 (EMN): Responding to reports of some village/ward authorities and individuals/ groups ordering ‘shoot -at-sight’ for dogs, the deputy commissioner of Tuensang, Kumar Ramnikant, has warned that such order was against the law and punishable under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960.

In an order issued an May 23, the DC warned that legal proceedings would be initiated under Section 428 and 429 of the Indian Penal Code and the prevention of cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 against any village authorities/ward authorities/ individuals/groups acting in contravention to the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960.

In view of the Covid-19 pandemic and several quarantine centres being set up different parts of the district, all pet owners are directed to prevent their pets from straying outside respective home premises. He stated that action would be initiated under relevant section of the Disaster Management Act, 2005 against the owners whose pets are found loitering in the town/villages.

Meanwhile, the DC notified that Sao Chang College Tuensang; Government Polytechnic Sedem; St. John’s School (both higher secondary and primary section); Industrial Training Institute (ITI); Government Higher Secondary School; Imlong Theological College; CBLT Guest House; and Baptist Thangyen School Tuensang; have been requisitioned as quarantine centres with immediate effect.

By EMN Updated: May 24, 2020 9:20:00 pm