Plea seeking culling of birds, animals creating 'nuisance' in Lucknow rejected by HC

Updated: Feb 5 2023 10:53PM

Lucknow, Feb 5 (PTI) The Allahabad High Court has declined to issue a direction to the Lucknow Municipal Corporation to kill birds and animals that were claimed to have become vermin and been creating "nuisance" in the Uttar Pradesh capital.

A bench of Justice Ramesh Sinha and Justice Subhash Vidyarthi passed the order on Saturday on a PIL moved by lawyer Manoj Dubey.

Dismissing the plea, the Lucknow bench of the high court said such a direction cannot be issued by the court as there is no provision which obliges the civic body to kill "innocent animals".