In yet another bizarre move, Uttar Pradesh police arrested another animal, this time a Labrador dog, for two days and kept the animal in the Civil Lines Police Station!
Uttar Pradesh police surely knows how to grab headlines. Two weeks earlier, Jalaun district police arrested eight donkeys for feasting on expensive plants and destroying flower pots outside the prison gates and kept them locked up in an abandoned building inside the Orai jail. The police interpreted the arrests as a way ‘to teach a lesson’ to owners who leave their animals loose. In yet another bizarre move, Uttar Pradesh police arrested another animal, this time a Labrador dog, for two days and kept the animal in the Civil Lines Police Station! The owner of the dog, Monu lodged a complaint with Civil Lines Police Station that his black coloured Labrador was missing for the past three months, reports DNA. Monu, a resident of Bareilly district, then complained that he had located his Labrador chained on one the rooftops in the city, and sought the help of police to recover his dog.
On Monu’s complaint, the police recovered the dog from house of someone called Nishantbut the new dog owner refused to hand over the dog to Monu or cops – turns out there was an ongoing dispute between both over the canine. To sort out the difference, Badaun police arrested the dog and chained it to an electric pole until they figured out the owner of the dog. The police asked both the dog-seekers to produce proof of their ownership or else they would declare the dog a stray and hand it over to the municipal authorities. Monu and Nishant then reached police station with proof.
Monu had pictures of the dog as a puppy and from its growing up years. He also described that his dog had three twists and turns in his tail and narrated the police about his dog’s distinct features and habits. On the other hand, Nishant had only a few recent pictures in his possession and could not produce further evidence. The police was convinced about Monu’s claim on ownership and handed him the dog. The Labrador had accidentally run off to Nishant’s place after escaping Monu’s residence and Nishant had then chained the dog on his rooftop. The Circle Officer said that after verifying documents Monu was declared the real owner and Nishant was let off with a warning.