BJP leader's driver runs over cat; arrested

Mumbai, Sept 20: A BJP leader's 30-year old driver was arrested by the Vakola police for allegedly running over a cat on Wednesday. The incident happened just outside the leader's building at Santa Cruz. The BJP leader is identified to be Bholenath Mishra, alias Bhola Mishra, who is attached to the Kalina constituency.

The driver Rajan Yadav, had a track record of running over street animals.

The cat had been sitting close to the security cabin near the gate, when he took a sharp turn. As per an eyewitness, the cat tried to escape but was caught in the rear wheels of the car and died on the spot.

An eyewitness said,"On Wednesday evening, the driver and the car's owner ran over a cat while entering the society. The driver did not stop to help the cat, and left it to die."

The lady later called the officials at the NGO Peace For Animals Welfare Association (PAWA), who reached the spot the very next day.

Salim Charania, PAWA President said,"I got a call from the eyewitness who said that a cat had been run over, and asked me for help to file a case. It is not the first incident when the accused, Rajan Yadav, has hit an animal. He had already done it twice earlier."

He further added,"I personally called the city police control room number, when Mishra began misbehaving with us at the society gate. I took both of them to Vakola police station, where a complaint was registered against his driver."

Meanwhile, Police Sub-Inspector Sachin Gawde said,"After verifying all the facts from the NGO and society members, we registered a case against Rajan Yadav under various sections of IPC including 279, 428, and under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act."

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