Hyderabad: A police complaint has been filed against the executive officer Srinivasa Rao and staff of the Bhadrachalam gram panchayat for the alleged mass killing of about 50 dogs and 300 pigs near the temple town.
The complainant, Voice of Hyderabad Animals Welfare Society, alleged that the officials violated rules and had committed contempt of a Supreme Court order against mass killing of animals. The police didn't take up the case as the alleged incident happened on the AP-TS border.
“On July 23 and July 25, the complainant, the eyewitnesses, and other local volunteers infor-med the Bhadrachalam police about the mass killing and filed a complaint but the sub-inspector refused to accept it,” alleged the society that is based in Malkajgiri.
Mass killing of animals is a punishable offence under Sections 428, 429, 201 of the IPC and Prevention of Cruelty towards Animals Act. “The killing of dogs was planned by higher officials and executed by the staff on the town outskirts,” it alleged.
Ms Sanjana Sen of the society said, “The incident took place on the border of AP and TS. We have evidence to say that they are killed on the TS side. We are working to ensure that an FIR is issued as some of the mandals fall in AP and one in TS.”