SC to fix harsh penalty for killing strays?
The Supreme Court ag reed on Thursday to ex amine an incongruity in law: Killing a stray animal attracts a fine of only 50 while a similar offence against a house pet can attract a jail term of up to five years.. The IPC doesn’t recogni se offences against animals, which are dealt under the category of offences against “property“ of people, and this excludes strays as they are not no one’s “assets“
The Supreme Court agreed to hear a plea seeking strict law for crime against strays by introducing separate penal provisions for each offences.
Sambad e-Paper 13/05/2016 : http://sambadepaper.com/epapermain.aspx