Put on their toes following a complaint by former union minister and local MP Ram Shankar Katheria’s wife that their pet dog has been “abducted”, Agra police Saturday heaved a sigh of relief as a local resident found and handed over the the black labrador to the family.
Katheria’s wife Mridula and BJP Braj region general secretary Anil Chaudhary had Friday handed over a complaint to the SP City, Agra, to lodge a complaint claiming that her pet “Kalu” had been “abducted by unidentified men from the former minister’s house on Tuesday”.
“Kalu is a black labrador, a rare and expensive breed. If UP Police can find Azam Khan’s buffaloes, then why not my dog?” Mridula had asked.
As news about the missing dog was published in newspapers, three persons —- one from Pitampura in New Delhi and two from Agra — contacted the BJP MP and sent him photographs of dogs resembling his missing pet.
According to Katheria’s spokesperson, Sharad Chauhan, a man from New Delhi shared a picture of a black labrador on the former minister’s mobile phone claiming to have found the dog a couple of days ago. Meanwhile, a policeman from New Agra police station also reached Katheria’s residence with a photograph of an injured black dog found near Bijlighar crossing in Agra. However, the family was convinced when a local resident, Ravi Sikarwar reached them with the real “Kalu”.
“We have been told that Sikarwar family found Kalu on road on August 9 when he was surrounded by stray dogs,” Chauhan said.