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MCD LoP demands compensation for cattle attack victim

MCD LoP demands compensation for cattle attack victim

Raja Iqbal Singh, Leader of Opposition, Delhi MC



Tribune News Service

Anshita Mehra

New Delhi, February 25

Leader of Opposition in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), Raja Iqbal Singh, and Delhi BJP media head Praveen Shankar Kapoor have condemned the Khanpur ward incident, in which a 42-year-old man, Subhash Kumar Jha, died after a stray cattle attacked him. The BJP leaders, during a press conference on Saturday, highlighted the failure of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)-led MCD and Mayor Shelly Oberoi to address the issue of stray animals on Delhi roads.

The CCTV footage captured the horrifying moment when a cow attacked Jha, repeatedly goring him and pounding him with its hoofs as he waited for his child’s school bus on Thursday morning.

Singh expressed condolences to the victim’s family and highlighted the increasing corruption within the municipality since the AAP came to power. He emphasised, “The incident underscores the sense of anger among the public towards the deteriorating situation under the current administration.”

He criticised the Delhi Government’s failure to fulfil its promise of relocating stray cows and bulls to cow shelters, despite assurances made before the municipal elections. He warned Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Mayor Oberoi that the BJP would protest against the Municipal Corporation if such incidents recur and demanded Rs 1 crore compensation for the victim’s family from the MCD.

Kapoor accused AAP leader Durgesh Pathak of hypocrisy, noting the silence of AAP leaders, including Kejriwal and Mayor Oberoi, on the tragic incident. Kapoor stated, “While in Opposition, Pathak would hold press conferences on trivial matters, but their silence now proves their insensitivity towards this grave issue.”

He announced that BJP councillors would boycott MCD House proceedings until the Mayor takes moral responsibility for the incident and initiates action against officials of the Veterinary Department responsible.

He urged Oberoi to liaise with the Delhi Police to prosecute individuals who let animals roam freely on roads, filing cases of unintentional homicide against them.

Flays govt

The Delhi Govt has failed to fulfil its promise of relocating stray cows and bulls to shelters. The BJP will protest against the Municipal Corporation if such incidents recur. — Raja Iqbal Singh, Leader of Opposition, Delhi MC

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