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HC directs NDMC to remove stray dogs from Golf Club area

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the NDMC to remove stray dogs from the premises of the Delhi Golf Club within a month and to relocate them elsewhere.

Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw said that after the dogs were sterilised, the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) cannot insist on releasing them back in to the private property of the club from where they were picked up.

“In one month’s time, NDMC to remove stray dogs from the premises of the petitioner. 

“Dogs so removed shall not be released in same premises or locality and be relocated elsewhere,” the court said. It asked the corporation and the club to depute an official each to liaise with each other on the issue.

The order came on the petition moved by the club through advocate Satish Kumar claiming that stray dogs entered its premises in search of food and are now permanently living there.

Kumar, assisted by advocate Agrim Bhasin, told the court that the dogs were “attacking, killing and eating the peacocks, peahens and little chicks” as well as the “sambhars and deers” present in the club premises.

The club in its petition has also claimed that the dogs occasionally attacked members and children also and sought that the canines be removed from its premises “to ensure the safety of human beings, peacocks, peahen and their chicks”.
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