Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court has asked the Centre to tell the court and file a reply within four weeks if it has formulated a rehabilitation policy for the dogs and horses after their superannuation from service which work to protect mankind.
Adv S S Sanyal had filed a prayer in the HC on this issue. which was heard by division bench comprising Justice Sunil Shukre and Anik Kilor.
Apart from Union govern ment, general manager of Central Railway, director gen eral of Railway Protection Force (RPF), National Animal Training Centre and Animal Welfare Board of India have also been made respondents in the case.
The court, while disposing of a PIL on October 17,2018 had asked the government to for mulate a policy for the reha bilitation of animals after their retirement from defence forces.
However, government did not pay attention to these directions, Adv S S Sanyal argued in his prayer. However, in the absence of proper care, condition of Lucky deteriorat ed and had to be hospitalised, Adv S S Sanyal contended.