Here is the timeline of events:

Shaktiman is alive but has lost his leg All you need to know about the Uttarakhand police horses case
news Friday, March 18, 2016 - 12:25

Shaktiman, the 14-year-old horse allegedly beaten up during a protest by Uttarakhand BJP MLA Ganesh Joshi, underwent a successful amputation on Thursday night and stood with the help of an artificial leg for the first time in three days.

Meanwhile police in Dehradun have arrested the BJP lawmaker Ganesh Joshi.

Following the incident, Joshi denied the charge and claimed he had only hit the ground in front of the horse with a bamboo stick in an effort to scare it. He pointed out that it was the horse’s hind limb that was injured.

Shaktiman is the only white horse serving in the mounted police in the last seven years.

 Here is the timeline of events:

Monday, March 14: Visuals first appear, which suggest Joshi beat the horse with a stick, and the horse falls to the ground while stepping back. Joshi was part of a protest by BJP workers against the Congress CM Harish Rawat near the state assembly. Videos suggested blood was pouring out of the horse’s leg.

Tuesday, March 15: Doctors conduct surgery to treat the fractured leg after an X-ray examination. Animal rights activist Pooja Bahukhandi files a case under various sections of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. A second case is filed by Vinod Kumar, a government driver and the third by Ravinder Singh, a police constable.

Wednesday, March 16: CM Harish Rawat refused to withdraw the case against BJP MLA. Shaktiman fails to stand after repeated attempts even with the help of experts who used a sling. Doctors fear the worst due to the spread of gangrene.

Thursday, March 17: BJP worker Promod Bora is arrested for forcefully pulling the bridle of the horse and causing its fall at the protest venue on March 14. Shaktiman undergoes a life-saving amputation. The surgery is successful. The horse stands on its legs for the first time in three days.

Friday, March 18: MLA Ganesh Joshi gets arrested

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