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NDTV Airs A Story On Donkeys Held Captive In Jail, UP Police Hits Back Saying They Should Confirm The Facts

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12:43 pm 28 Nov, 2017

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It might sound bizarre but eight donkeys were lodged for nearly four days in Orai jail in Jalaun district (Uttar Pradesh) for eating “some very expensive plants,” reported NDTV.

The donkeys were ‘released’ from jail on November 27 following the intervention of a local BJP leader.

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They were released by the jail administration after their owner, showed up at the jail and signed an affidavit promising that these donkeys would never be seen around the prison building again.

However, quickly after this story was aired, the UP police came out with a clarification:

 

Reports suggest that these animals were locked in a room inside the prison premises “to teach a lesson” to owners who leave their animals loose.

 

Donkeys, goats and cows, have eaten and destroyed plants brought from Delhi and Agra worth Rs 50,000. According to jail administration, they were planning a plantation on jail campus under the Swachh Bharat Mission.

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Though they were able to trace the owners of the goats and cows, they failed to trace the owner of the eight donkeys. So they locked them up in an old empty building inside the jail premises.

As per Superintendent of Orai District Jail, Sitaram Sharma, the animals were locked up inside the jail campus, becuase of nuisance they were creating every day. He also said that these animals were locked for so long because the authorities wanted to hand over these animals to the owner.

Soon the reactions from Twitterati started pouring in:


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And soon came a reply from NDTV:

Update:

Unsatisfied with the answer given by NDTV, UP police have again tweeted:

And NDTV’s reply didn’t had an impact on the Twitterati:

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