Shaktimaan, a majestic white horse with the Uttarakhand police was beaten up terribly by a BJP MLA from Musssourie Ganesh Joshi in a protest against the Congress government. For some unfathomable reason the 13 year old veteran horse was attacked and his legs beaten till the animal suffered multiple fractures and was writhing in pain.
Vets say he may never walk again and they hope he recovers from the brutal assault. His leg might have to be amputated. He is currently in a veterinary hospital being treated for his injuries.
Joshi, brushed aside these allegations. He said, “The horse wasn’t given any water throughout the day. As soon as some water was given to the horse he was fine, he was just thirsty. I am not at fault at all.”
The police have lodged an FIR under Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act and section 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) and 429 (mischief by killing or maiming cattle) against Joshi and his unidentified accomplices.