FIR against pet clinic, 2 vets after pet’s death

ST Correspondent
Thursday, 6 December 2018

The Maharashtra State Veterinary Council (MSVC) has registered a FIR with Hadapsar police station against the owner of My Pet Care clinic and two veterinary doctors for allegedly illegally operating the clinic and practising without proper qualifications. 

Pune: The Maharashtra State Veterinary Council (MSVC) has registered a FIR with Hadapsar police station against the owner of My Pet Care clinic and two veterinary doctors for allegedly illegally operating the clinic and practising without proper qualifications. 

In their complaint, MSVC stated that the owners were running the clinic only to make money and duping pet owners.

Dr Anil Deshpande, Assistant Commissioner, Pune district veterinary polyclinic, Aundh, has lodged the complaint in this regard on behalf of MSVC.

The MSVC had begun the investigation after Yogesh Gawli, a resident of Hadapsar, had claimed medical negligence regarding his pet (Golden Retriever dog) who died in May this year. Policeman Bajrang Dhaygude had done the initial enquiry in the case.

The FIR has been registered against My Pet Care clinic owner by Ishita Lal and Dr Dilip Sonune and Dr Apurva Gujrathi. It has been alleged that the clinic was not registered and its officials did not have required qualifications. They have been charged for offences under sections 417 (punishment for cheating), 420 (cheating), 465 (punishment for forgery), 471 (using forged document as genuine) of the Indian Penal Code.  

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