HC notice on shifting race horses

 
In a PIL, the petitioners, People for Animals (PFA) have sought directions not to transport the horses until adequate infrastructure is provided at the place to which the race course will be shifted.

The petitioners submitted that race horses require proper care, diet and exercise, and that six people be entrusted with the care of each of them.

Pointing out that the horses need to be protected as per the Prevention of Cruelty of Animal Act (1960), and Wildlife Protection Act (1972), they submitted that the new site, being a vacant land, is without proper utilities and facilities.

The division bench has ordered notice to the Public Works Department, Race Horse Owners Association and Turf Club.

Muthappa Rai case

The HC quashed the summons issued by a lower court to former don Muthappa Rai in connection with a complaint by Thimma Reddy, resident of New Thippasandra, that he (Reddy) was kidnapped and threatened. Reddy in his a complaint filed before the 10th Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate court, had stated that Rai, and three others, had kidnapped him and forced to give his thumb impression and signatures on a stamp paper, stating that one acre 20 guntas of land, which he had purchased from one Shekar, be returned to the original owner.

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