Injured chicken gets 'Police Security' in Punjab after illegal rooster fight in Bathinda goes viral; 1 arrested
Punjab Police personnel reportedly saved the chicken's life from a rooster fight organised in the village and also provided security cover to it.-
In the one-of-a-kind incident, an injured chicken on Wednesday was provided Police security after an illegal rooster fight event was cracked down in a Bathinda village. Yes! you heard it right. Punjab Police personnel reportedly saved the chicken's life from a rooster fight organised in the village and also provided security cover to it. As per reports, the Punjab chicken was injured in the rooster fight and hence it was sent to a nearby hospital for treatment. The Police had reportedly filed a case against three people as well.
As per reports, a fight among chickens was organised in the Balluana village of Bathinda and around 200 people were part of it. A Police official named Nirmal Singh was quoted saying, "We received information about the event and reached the spot. Everyone managed to flee but we found two chickens and a person." The police said they were informed that the organisers were "troubling the animals".
The two chicken were given a security cover. Apart from security cover, medical and food aid is also being provided. A case has been filed against three people and 11 trophies have been recovered as well from the spot. The three persons have been booked under the Animal Cruelty Act. One of the culprits namely Rajvinder has been arrested but he later secured bail. The other accused named in the case are on the run.
As per the Cos, the injured chicken will be presented in the court as evidence. The cops further suggest that the recovery of trophies suggests that a competition was organized though they did not recover from the spot during the raid.
What is Animal Cruelty law in India?
Enacted in 1960, the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act broadly bans inflicting unnecessary pain or suffering on any living creature, encompassing acts like beating, neglect, cruel transportation, and inappropriate experimentation. The Act empowers individuals to report such cruelty and establishes the Animal Welfare Board of India to oversee its implementation. It is in Section 11 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. What has sparked a massive debate is under Section 11 of the Animal Cruelty act, the convicted person may only have to pay fine from Rs 10 to Rs 100 max.