The fine was increased after councillors complained of lackadaisical attitude of the MC to catch stray cattle. The councillors, at that time, had urged the MC to increase the fine so that the people who leave their cattle can be stopped from doing so.
Following an inquiry, an FIR was lodged under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, and for damage to property, Station House Officer of Jalalabad police station, Harender Singh, said. No one has been arrested so far.
Citing the recent incident in Ahmedabad where civic body officials impounded 150 stray cattle under police supervision, deputy mayor Manubhai Patel said that this would only be possible with the help of huge police force.