New Delhi, March 16: BJP MLA Ganesh Joshi, who attacked a police horse on Monday, Mar 14 on Wednesday said that if he is found guilty, he is willing to face punishment.
Joshi who faced a lot of ire from many animal lovers from across the country said: "When I saw that my party workers were being attacked by the police, I took the lathi from one of the cops and hit it on the ground. I did this to save my people. I did not hit the horse.
In the video footage that is being circulated, you can clearly see that there is sufficient distance between me and the horse... I allow animal activists to take action against me if the charges against me are proven. Chop off my leg if am proven guilty."
Meanwhile, Union Minister Maneka Gandhi called for an immediate explusion of Joshi for attacking the 13-year-old horse named Shaktiman with a lathi. The horse has suffered several injuries including a fracture on one of its hind legs.
However, according to latest reports police has registered a case against Joshi under the Cruelty to Animals Act in connection with the incident.
Shaktiman has served in the police for about 10 years and not just used for law and order situations but he is also a regular at ceremonial functions and parades.