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New Delhi: A court has directed the police to register an FIR on a complaint filed by a doctor against Bharatiya Janata Party MP and animal rights activist Maneka Gandhi and others for forcibly taking away eight pet dogs from his house.
Rajesh Kumar Singh, a child specialist and a resident of East of Kailash in south Delhi, had filed a complaint against Gandhi and others under various provisions of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act and for theft and trespass under the Indian Penal Code.
Advocate R K Tarun, filling the complaint on behalf of Singh, contended that on November 26, 2012, some people accompanied by police and his neighbour had forcibly entered his house in his absence and taken away his pets.
When the doctor approached the police, he was told his pets had been taken away by People For Animals, an organisation run by Gandhi. When he went to the NGO’s office, they said they had acted on a complaint by his neighbour, who claimed the dogs were in a bad condition and that he was running an illegal breeding centre.