Bihar Panchayat Election: Candidate went on a buffalo for nomination in Madhepura, the officer lodged an FIR.

Bihar Panchayat Election: Candidate went on a buffalo for nomination in Madhepura, the officer lodged an FIR.

In Madhepura, a head candidate arrived on a buffalo to file his nomination. Nomination was going on in Kumarkhand for the sixth phase of Panchayat elections in the district. Many candidates arrived in expensive vehicles along with hundreds of supporters to file their nominations. A candidate came to make nomination on buffalo. On the orders of the Sub-Divisional Officer, the Block Electoral Officer has registered a case against the candidate at the Kumarkhand police station under the Animal Cruelty Act.

Panchayat elections: Came riding on buffalo to give nomination, got stuck in law

The candidates who are trying their luck in the Panchayat elections want to do something from the day of nomination so that they remain in the public eye in their constituency. For this, the candidates are busy preparing to make the nomination special. But making nomination special in Madhepura was costly to a head candidate. It is not decided whether the election will be won or lost, but Netaji is badly caught in the legal trouble. An FIR has been registered against them under the Cruelty to Animals Act. These chief candidates are Ashok Kumar Mehta, who is trying his luck from Israine Bela Panchayat of Kumarkhand block.

Is this the whole matter?

On October 6, Ashok Kumar Mehta, the head candidate from Israine Bela Panchayat under Kumarkhand block, reached the Block Election Office with his supporters riding on a buffalo. His riding on a buffalo became the center of attraction. The media also carried this news prominently, after which the Sub-Divisional Officer Neeraj Kumar, taking cognizance of the news, ordered an FIR against him under Section 11 of the Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960.

Bihar Panchayat Election: Candidate went on a buffalo for nomination in Madhepura, the officer lodged an FIR.
Bihar Panchayat Election: Candidate went on a buffalo for nomination in Madhepura, the officer lodged an FIR.

Polling is going to be held in the sixth phase of Panchayat elections in Kumarkhand block of Madhepura district. For this, on October 6, when Ashok Kumar Mehta, the chief candidate, came to give his nomination, he became the center of attraction. The future chief had come to give his nomination riding on a buffalo. Crowd gathered to see Netaji laden with flower garlands on a decorated buffalo. At the same time, his supporters got excited and started raising slogans of Zindabad. This disturbed the atmosphere of the enrollment center. But doing this drama during the nomination cost Netaji dearly. Netaji violated the model code of conduct on the one hand and on the other flouted the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. Because of this, an FIR has been lodged against Ashok Kumar Mehta on the statement of Kumarkhand’s video .

What are the Laws

Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act (PCA), 1960, was enacted with the aim that animals do not have to undergo unnecessary suffering. Its section 11 makes it clear that it is an offense to cause harm to any animal in the course of transport. It is also illegal to tie cattle in packed vehicles under this Act. What’s more, it is also illegal to inject anything harmful and serve poisonous food. Under this section, there is a provision of imprisonment of three months to the person doing such act with a fine of Rs 100 or more.

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