Their owner fleeing cops,dogs,tortoise locked in flat rescued after two days

Three dogs and a tortoise were rescued from a flat in Vadodara’s Sama-Savli locality Friday after the owner allegedly left them to escape police interrogation two days ago.

Written by Express News Service | Vadodara | Published: April 13, 2013 4:21 am

Three dogs and a tortoise were rescued from a flat in Vadodara’s Sama-Savli locality Friday after the owner allegedly left them to escape police interrogation two days ago. The owner of the flat,who rented it out to one Rajvinder Kaur two weeks ago,noticed informed the animal rights activists about the incident,following which the dogs were sent to a rescue home.

Members of an NGO working for animal welfare also found a tortoise and two aquariums from the same flat at Sunrise Apartment. The two German Shepherds rescued had their mouth muzzled. Another dog was of Pomeranian breed. The owner of the dogs had abandoned them in a hurry as a complaint was filed against her at city’s Mahila police station,though police refused to give details of the matter she was wanted,citing the sensitivity of the subject.

“People came to know that the dogs were abandoned after the Pomeranian dog barked continuously for two days,leading to suspicion that it was abandoned. We were called in. When we broke into the flat,we found that two more dogs were abandoned with their mouth muzzled,along with a tortoise and two aquariums with fish,” Neha Patel,an animal rights activist,said.

The dogs were taken to Baroda Prevention for Cruelty of Animals (BPCA),while tortoise was given to the forest department. “The German Shepherds were masked and could not even breathe properly. The dogs were hungry since last two or more days,” Patel said.

An FIR was lodged against Kaur under section 11 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act at city’s Karelibaug police station. Police said Kaur was to be subjected to interrogation following a complaint filed against her,though they did not disclose the matter immediately.

“We had gone to her flat some days back to question her in connection with a complaint filed against her,though we cannot disclose the nature of the case as of now,” police inspector with Mahila Police Station,CN Chaudhary,said.

Three cops suspended a day after big liquor haul

A day after a team of Narmada and Surat police seized Indian-made foreign liquor (IMFL) worth Rs 2.9 crore in a joint operation,a police inspector and two constables in Rajpipla were suspended on Friday for negligence of duty and an internal inquiry ordered for their failure to track down the consignment that was being supplied from Maharashtra to Gujarat.

Narmada superintendent of police (SP) Pravin Mall said the three suspended policemen were Rajpipla police inspector B K Rathod,head constable Naginbhai Laxmanbhai and constable Kiranbhai Ratilal. The latter two were posted at Amlatha outpost,which is near the spot where the consignment was discovered.

The joint operation on Thursday to track down a wanted bootlegger,Babu Marwadi,led police to a Saropa village in Narmada district’s Nandod taluka,where they stumbled upon IMFL worth Rs 2.87 crore,one of the largest liquor hauls in recent past. Four persons were arrested in the raid,police said.

Saropa village is situated on a road connecting Bharuch and Rajpipla.

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