Few days back Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) had carried out a special drive wherein 194 pigs from different areas of the city were captured. Nagpur Municipal Corporation had contacted Nuisance Detection Squad (NDS) from Tamil Nadu for this drive. The stray pigs along with the pigs which were found loitering around in the open areas and grounds were captured by the team of experts of Tamil Nadu.
Following which the owners of those pigs which were assumed to be stray and were captured protested at the NMC headquarters demanding their pigs back on Wednesday.
According to the NMC officials, the pigs have been already sent to Tamil Nadu via trucks and now they will be used for meat and breeding purposes. The squad of Tamil Nadu was handed over the responsibility of the pigs and other arrangements.
The veterinary doctor of NMC, Dr. Mahlley told TLN, “according to the Maharashtra Municipal Corporation Act, Chapter 14, Section 22 (3) whenever a stray pig or pig found freely loitering around is captured, the municipality has the right to exterminate the pig and dispose of the body. The owner has no right to complain or even demand compensation”.
Health department officials said Pig owners should take proper measures to maintain the cleanliness in their surrounding areas. “We started this project all because we were getting continuous complaints from the residents about the nuisance caused by the pigs.”
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