Maneka's intervention stops dog fight show in Punjab

Maneka's intervention stops dog fight show in Punjab

In picture: Union minister Maneka Gandhi. DH file photo.

Police stopped a dog fight planned in Nihal Singh Wala, located about 79 Km from Ludhiana after Union minister Maneka Gandhi's intervention.

Police registered a case under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 against the organizers of the proposed dog fight show on Friday. 

An advertisement of the show had appeared on the walls of Nihal Singh Wala recently, prompting the deputy commissioner to direct the district police to take immediate action.

A police officer said the matter was brought to the attention of the deputy commissioner by Gandhi's office.

Police investigation revealed that trained pit bulls and other breeds were to take part in the show, he said.

The women and child development minister had in February raised the issue of the growing menace of dog fighting, a blood sport in which canines are made to attack each other, with Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.