Panvel: Dog injured in hit-and-run case, FIR lodged | Navi Mumbai News – Times of India


NAVI MUMBAI: A hit-and-run case, in which an old street dog has been badly injured, has been lodged against a rash car driver at the Khandeshwar police station.
A New Panvel-based watchman, who witnessed the accident, is the main complainant. The watchman used to look after the injured dog.
Activists of People for Animals (PFA) helped the watchman, Sanjay Kamble, lodge the FIR against the accused car driver, Nilesh Sonawane, for rash and negligent driving leading to spine injury of the dog under IPC sections 429 and 279, and under the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, sections 177 and 184, besides those of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960.
Talking to TOI, the head of PFA (unit-2) Vijay Rangare said, “According to eyewitnesses at the spot, the old dog was sleeping when the accused driver (Sonawane) was seen talking on his mobile phone while driving last week, which led to the accident. Later, the locals went to Khandeshwar police station with all the relevant details to lodge the FIR.”
Rangare further stated, “From the local police we have come to know that the accused driver also has a previous criminal case against him. Hence, we want justice for the injured animal.”
The injured dog is currently undergoing physiotherapy and medical treatment for the serious injury. Sub-inspector Amol Khade of Khandeshwar police station is the investigating officer (IO) of this case.

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