On 30th April 2015 around 7 am, a School bus driver of Podar School, was rash driving in the busy street area at Andheri East. Local animal lover witnessed the incident that the bus driver ran the bus over a dog named Sheru, killing the dog instantly. The driver ran away from the spot, with no remorse and left the dog to die.
Local people tried to stop him, but he sped the bus and ran away.
Later in the evening, when an animal lover traced the school bus and the driver and confronted him, he replied "it's just a dog, do whatever you want" and behaved arrogantly. This upset the animal lover. An animal lover named Natalia Andrews Pereira put up a post on Facebook about this sad incident. Salim Charania president of Pawa India, read about it and contacted her and took the details.
On 1st May 2015 Salim with his staff (Arbaz Shaikh), Pawa India Member Lata Parmar, and animal lover Natalia Andrews Pereira & Pooja reached MIDC Police Station, Andheri East. The Duty Officer Mr. Jadhav heard out Salim and other activist. Salim explained the procedures of Animal Cruelty cases, since the officer was taking up an animal cruelty case for the first time. Soon three PSI Inspectors were allotted for the case followed by Panchnama, & FIR.
Salim helped police officials by taking them to the spot in his own Anti Animal Cruelty Van and the FIR was registered under:
IPC - 429. Mischief by killing or maiming cattle, etc., of any value or any animal of the value of fifty rupees.—Whoever commits mischief by killing, poisoning, maiming or rendering useless, any elephant, camel, horse, mule, buffalo, bull, cow or ox, whatever may be the value thereof, or any other animal of the value of fifty rupees or upwards, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to five years, or with fine, or with both.IPC 429
IPC 279 for rash driving ( Whoever drives any vehicle, or rides, on any public way in a manner so rash or negligent as to endanger human life, or to be likely to cause hurt or injury to any other person, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to six months, or with fine which may extend to one thousand rupees, or with both.)
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act Section 11.
The driver will be arrested soon.