Chandigarh

HIGHCOURT DIRECTS PUNJAB AND HARYANA TO FRAME POLICIES FOR COMPENSIATION TO DOG BITE VICTIMS

November 08, 2017 04:36 PM

Chandigarh (Face2News)

Punjab and Haryana Highcourt directs States of Punjab and Haryana to frame policies for compensation to dog bite victims of rural areas/non-Municipal areas also.

During resumed hearing of the Civil Writ Petition filed by Ram Kumar seeking appropriate directions to State of Punjab and the Municipal Council, Samana to pay compensation to him for the death of his son, Ankit, aged 12 years, and a student of 5th Class, on 5.3.2014 due to stray dog bite, wherein the HC Bench comprising Justice Rakesh Kumar Jain, had impleaded the State of Haryana and UT Chandigarh administration, as well as Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh also as respondents, the States of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh Municipal Corporation had filed their respective affidavits on previous date- his Counsel today pointed out to the HC Bench that the States of Punjab and Haryana have framed policies only for payment of such compensation for deaths caused by stray dog/animal bites taking place within areas of Municipal Committees and Municipal Corporations.

Those policies do not cover areas beyond the boundaries of concerned Municipalities. Thus, the two States should be directed to frame appropriate policies through their concerned departments for other areas also. The Bench comprising Justice Rakesh Kumar Jain thereupon directed the States of Punjab and Haryana to frame policies for those areas (rural areas) also which fall beyond the jurisdiction of Municipal Committees/ Corporations before next date of hearing. The CWP has been adjourned to 4.12.2017 for further proceedings, said Mr. Hari Chand Arora, counsel for petitioners. 

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