GURUGRAM: The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has ordered the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) to pay an interim compensation of Rs two lakh to a woman who was seriously injured after being attacked by a pet dog of Dogo Argentino breed in Civil Lines area here. It was done. On Tuesday, the Forum also ordered to frame a policy for pet dogs within three months and also said that if the corporation so desires, the amount of compensation can be recovered from the owner of the dog living in the bungalow located in Civil Lines.
Restrictions on many foreign dog breeds
The forum also directed the civic body to take the dog into custody and cancel the owner’s license with immediate effect. Apart from this, the Forum also cited a Central Government notification banning 11 foreign breeds of dogs and ordered that the licenses to keep these dogs be canceled and the animals be taken into custody.
According to the Government of India’s notification dated 25 April 2016, pet dogs of foreign breeds are completely banned from 1 April 2016 to 15 November 2022 with immediate effect, which are as follows: American Pit-Bull Terriers, Dogo Argentino , Rottweiler, Neapolitan Mastiff, Boerboel, Presa Canario, Wolf Dog, Bandog, American Bulldog, Fila Brasileiro and Cane Corso.
2 lakh will be given as compensation
“The victim will be given Rs 2 lakh as compensation as interim relief from the MCG,” the forum said. The incident took place on August 11, when Munni, a resident of West Bengal, was attacked by a pet dog when she was going to work with her sister-in-law. He was referred from Civil Hospital to Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi for treatment. An FIR has been registered at the Civil Line police station.
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