Saturday, February 5, 2011
UN affiliated OIPA chapter in India and PFA Haryana demands legislations for Police and Indian Military - Forces dogs / animals.
Dogs are also treated as a solders, while on Police duty and there may be dress, equipments to protect dogs from bullets, other kinds of injuries, rules to keep them well along with legislation, rehabilitation as well after retirement, because there are no rules and legislation's for Police animals in India.
(b) any animals kept in any zoological garden or by any society or association which has for its principal object the exhibition of animals for educational or scientific purposes.
40. Indemnity : No suit, prosecution or other legal proceeding shall lie against any person who is, or who is deemed to be a public servant within the meaning of section 21 of the Indian Penal Code in respect of anything in good faith done or intended to be done under this Act.
Life is ruff for two star Indian police sniffer dogs who are now in disgrace after having puppies. Police in central India's Chhattisgarh state have suspended the bitches' trainers for dereliction of duty, BBC News informs.
The dog handlers said a lack of proper enclosures or kennels at the squad's headquarters was to blame. Labradors Seema and Liza have little time to dwell on their career setback - the proud mums have given birth to litters of seven and 10 respectively.
Seema and Liza have won lavish praise from bosses in the past for sniffing out caches of explosives and narcotics. But the two animals are now in the doghouse, as Chhattisgarh's police sniffer hounds are not supposed to become pregnant.
The commandant of police has ordered an inquiry into the "serious security lapse". He wants to know why the animals were not kept in protective enclosures. One of the trainers, Mohan Gupta, told the BBC that the blame lay with a lack of proper kennels at Chhattisgarh Armed Police's VIIth battalion.
Complaints about the quality of facilities for police dog squads is just not an issue in Chhattisgarh. A couple of years ago a police squad in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand was rocked by a similar controversy involving an amorous four-legged member of the team.
Ahead of the Commonwealth Games due late next year, the Delhi Police has decided to increase the strength of its dogs squad by inducting 50 more sniffers. The department will soon come up with an Expression of Interest (EOI) for hiring about 50 dogs along with their trainers.
At present, there are 48 sniffers in the squad and the department is already in the process of procuring 75 others apart from the latest induction. Bhagat said these 50 dogs will be hired only for a month during the Games.
"The dogs will be imparted skills in both sniffing and tracking. They will especially be trained for identifying narcotics, explosive substances and arms among others before assigning tasks to them," the officer said.
These dogs will mainly be guarding various stadiums and Games sites during the XIX Commonwealth Games to be held between October 3 and October 14, 2010 in the national capital. Sniffers are often deployed in the bomb disposal squad, VIP duties and other security related arrangements.
Little ‘Tiger' would be inducted into active police work from April next year upon completion of specialised training and would be solely utilised for detecting narcotic substances just as its predecessor ‘Rosy'.
The training would be in such way that the dog is able to sniff and detect narcotic substances hidden inside a building or concealed inside a luggage / parcel, human body, in vehicle and beneath the ground, say handlers attached to the Dog Squad.
With ‘Rosy' retired from service and ‘Tiger' yet to be formally inducted in its place, the Dog Squad of the City Police has at present the lone ‘Julie', a German Shepherd sniffer dog specialised in detecting explosive substances. Though retired from service, Rosy is still being looked after at the kennel.
Monday, February 07