Menace of street dogs: JMC deputy commissioner removed; served show-cause notice
Jaipur: Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC) commissioner removed deputy commissioner of animal control branch following the reports of negligence in dealing with the menace of street dogs in the city. Street dogs have attacked and bitten more than 30 people over the past one week in various areas of the city, particularly Malviya Nagar. The deputy commissioner – Bhomaram Saini – was served a show-cause notice.
The JMC commissar visited many areas in Mansarovar and Sanganer zones and found many irregularities related to stray animals. He immediately removed the deputy commissioner of animal control branch and served him a show-cause notice. The acting charge has been given to Ramkishore Mehta.
An NGO – Firm Human Welfare Society – has the contract of catching street dogs. There were reports that NGO caught nearly 8200 dogs in 11 months. The JMC was to pay the NGO Rs 60 lakh, but the payment of only Rs 5 lakh was made. The NOG stopped working on May 10. Its officials complained that they were unable to provide salary to the workers engaged in catching street dogs due to the lack of funds.
The street dogs seriously injured 10 people in Malviya Nagar on Sunday. The incident came a day after the street dogs bit an 6-year-old girl in Patrakar Colony. The child is battling for life at a hospital, according to the family members. On Monday, a 4-year-old child – identified as Shoryavardhan Singh – was attacked by a group of dogs when he was playing outside his house in Malviya Nagar sector – 5. He was also hospitalized.