A police horse was allegedly attacked by the Mussoorie MLA, Ganesh Joshi, during a protest in Dehradun Monday afternoon. Shaktiman, the 13-year-old police horse, suffered a broken hind leg and it underwent a surgical procedure on Tuesday night, after which the authorities said no amputation was required.
Police have registered a case against Joshi and his supporters under Cruelty to Animals Act in connection with the incident, while several animal rights activists, including Puja Bahukhandi, have also lodged a police complaint against the MLA for his “inhuman” act.
However, Joshi has countered all allegations and offered to have one of his leg chopped off if he is proven guilty.
In an interview to India Today‘s Rajdeep Sardesai, Joshi called the outrage a political conspiracy against him.