Uttar Pradesh government official arrested for shooting dog dead, gets bail

Kumar, who lives in the same neighbourhood, alleged that Dheer was a drunkard and killed my innocent Great Dane for no reason.
 

Published: 27th March 2017 07:10 PM  |   Last Updated: 27th March 2017 07:10 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

MORADABAD: An Uttar Pradesh government official here was arrested for allegedly shooting dead a dog which had barked at him, police said.
    
59-year-old Vimal Dheer, an office superintendent in the SC/ST Welfare Department, was, however, released on interim bail by Station Officer Majhola police station yesterday.
    
A resident of Kanshiram Nagar here, Dheer was out for an evening walk on Saturday when the dog, belonging to Ashok Kumar, barked at him and he allegedly shoot the canine dead using his pistol, police said.
    
Kumar, who lives in the same neighbourhood, alleged that Dheer was a drunkard and "killed my innocent Great Dane for no reason".
    
A case was registered against him under IPC section 429 (mischief by killing or maiming cattle) at Majhola police station.
    
Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Yashveer Singh said the police has right to grant interim bail for a cognizable offense and so the accused was released.
    
However, his licenced pistol has been seized, the ASP added.
    
Dheer, who is set to retire on March 31, was currently posted in Bijnor district.
    
District Magistrate, Bijnor, Jagat Raj said, "This is not under my jurisdiction to terminate or suspend him (Dheer). But action will be taken by the appointing secretary in Lucknow. They will take cognizane of the matter."
 

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