A video started circulating on July 5 on social media which showed a dog being beaten up by an employee of Sanjay Gandhi Animal Care Centre in Delhi, which is run by the BJP leader.
The incident led to an outrage on various social media platforms with people asking Maneka and the authorities to take action against the culprits.
My statement on the recent incident at Sanjay Gandhi Animal Care Centre. https://t.co/AFRrie6pR0
— Maneka Sanjay Gandhi (@Manekagandhibjp) 1625902111000
In her statement, Maneka said the dog bit the para-vet, who responded with “frightful violence”.
“This incident has shocked us all to the core – I have been personally seething with rage and have been sick to my stomach since I watched the horrifying video. We immediately filed an FIR against the para-vets and they have been arrested. The doctor in-charge of the section has been given a notice to leave. But this is not enough,” said Maneka.
The former Union minister said she will rebuild the facility and provide the staff with animal-sensitivity training.
“It is time to re-build this institution from the ground-up, and ensure that such an incident is never repeated again,” she said.