Cattle seized in animal cruelty case cannot be handed over to accused owner: Orissa High Court

Dhyan Foundation had challenged a sessions court order to release the seized cattle to their owner in a case registered on allegations that the cattle were subjected to cruelty during their transport.
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The Orissa High Court recently observed that the interim custody of cattle seized on allegations that they were subjected to cruelty cannot be handed over the owner accused of being responsible for such violations of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act (PCA Act) [Dhyan Foundation vs State of Odisha & others].

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