BJP MLA strikes police horse, poor creature may lose its leg
Dehradun: In a case of brutality, the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) from Mussoorie, Ganesh Joshi, assaulted a police stallion during a protest in Dehradun on Monday. The horse suffered multiple fractures being mercilessly hit by Joshi near the Vidhan Sabha Bhawan Uttarakhand. The injured creature was rushed to the district veterinary clinic for treatment. Later, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat visited the city’s reserve police lines to check on the horse’s condition. A case was lodged under Section 429 (mischief by killing or maiming cattle, etc., of any value or any animal above the value of Rs 50) and 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) of the IPC.
- The protest was called by the BJP against the state government.
- The police horse namely 'Shaktimaan' sustained severe leg injuries.
- According to doctors, the horse’s leg may have to be amputated.
- Police have also sought opinion of doctors from the Indian Military Academy’s Veterinary Hospital.
- A First Information Report (FIR) had been lodged, against the BJP MLA, at Nehru Colony police station.
- 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.
- Denying the allegations, the MLA claimed that he was not even present at the spot.
- Joshi said, "it is a conspiracy against me and I was not even anywhere around the location. In fact, I went to see the horse yesterday and I think we should worry about the horse, I will fund his treatment."