PESHAWAR: The Gulberg police registered an FIR against a father and son for injuring their neighbour’s pet cat.
The complainant Rehana Habib lodged an FIR with the police stating her cat was injured when the accused Anees and his son Jawad Anees, threw stones at the cat.
“This woman submitted an application which was sent to the district prosecutor for legal opinion," Peshawar City SP Kashif Zulfiqar told The Express Tribune. “After the legal opinion was provided, we registered an FIR under Section 428 of PPC,” said Zulfiqar.
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“Basically these sections of the Pakistan Penal Code deal with injuring or hurting an animal worth more than Rs10,” explained Zulfiqar. “We have booked the two accused under this law; they will be arrested soon.”
Section 428 states: Whoever commits mischief by killing, poisoning, maiming or rendering useless any animal of the value of ten rupees or upwards, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.
A pet lover
“This woman is really fond of cats and some time ago she approached us, saying her expensive pet cat had been stolen. She blamed her other neighbours for it but the case was without any evidence,” said the SP. He added, her son Asad Masih entered the house of their neighbour to look for the cat and as a result the neighbours lodged an FIR against him under sections 457 and 506 of the PPC.
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The woman has many pet cats which are a cause of frequent quarrels between her and her neighbours in Gulberg.
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