The case was registered following complaints by the locals.

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news Cruelty Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 09:48

Kalpetta police on Friday registered a case against Kerala businessman Boby Chemmanur for capturing stray dogs from Kozhikode.

The case was registered following complaints by the locals.

Boby Chemmanur, along with members of his fans association captured a number of stray dogs from Kozhikode on Wednesday. Close to 40 dogs were then put in a kennel and sent to his warehouse in Wayanad.

The locals filed a complaint against Boby Chemmanur on Thursday, following which, they held protest demonstration outside one of his jewllery outlets on Friday, demanding that the stray dogs be shifted from the kennel.

The ADM intervened to assure the protesters that the businessman will be served a notice to shift the captured stray dogs.

According to reports, Boby Chemmanur and group captured another 20 stay dogs on Friday, but the locals prevented them from taking the dogs away.

In a video uploaded by Boby Chemmanur official Facebook page on Wednesday, the businessman along with some others can be seen catching stray dogs and shutting them in a kennel. They can also be seen posing for selfies in front of the kennel.

Meanwhile, animal welfare activists called the businessman’s move as a publicity gimmick.

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