We have often seen Bollywood celebs raising their voice against animal currently. Remember dog Lucky, who was brutally beaten in Mumbai? During that time, Anushka Sharma among others had come out in support of him and had asked for his punishment. A few days back, we brought you another story of a two-month-old dog who was kidnapped by a food delivery guy. The dog is owned by Malaika Arora’s divorce lawyer Vandana Shana. We had told you, a celebrity lawyer who represented Malaika Arora in her divorce from Arbaaz Khan, beagle was kidnapped. Later, the kidnapper was tracked down in a few days and the dog was given back to the owners.
According to the latest reports now, Vandana has now filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in Bombay High Court (HC) against food aggregator Zomato. In her application, she has urged the food delivering companies to make the identification documents, like Aadhaar, of delivery executives available to customers.
According to Mumbai Mirror, the PIL states, “The employer can be made vicariously liable and accountable for the acts done by their employees towards the general public in the course of their work. “There are no defined rules to regulate the identity of the delivery staff of the private entity. Also, no efforts are made to ensure the safety of our life and limb, as delivery staff enters the private premises of its customers. This is covered by Article 21of the Constitution of India.”
While speaking to SpotboyE, Vandana had said, “We tracked him down after 2-3 days. He had kept his phone off. We spoke to some local delivery boys in my area and they said they had seen him with my dog. After he switched on his phone, I think it was after 2 full days, I got a local delivery boy to talk to him. He admitted to him that he had taken the dog. He would have sold my pet and got at least 30K.”
“We had to tell him in no uncertain terms that we would make him go behind bars. Only then he realised that this was snowballing and he returned the dog. At the time of return too, he did not come forward. My dog, Dottu, was retrieved 60 km away from my house,” she further added.