A pet-related altercation recently unfolded in a high-rise building in Noida, where a retired IAS Officer named RP Gupta became embroiled in a heated dispute with a woman at Sector 108’s Park Laureate Society. The incident occurred when the woman declined to exit an elevator with her pet. This dispute led to a formal complaint being filed with the Noida police, who are currently conducting an investigation.
The incident, which has since gone viral on social media, captured Gupta attempting to record the confrontation. In response, the woman tried to prevent him from recording and a scuffle ensued. Consequently, the IAS offer slapped the woman and in a bid to defend herself, the woman used her hands too. The woman’s husband later arrived at the scene and confronted the former IAS officer.
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नोएडा में कोतवाली सेक्टर-39 क्षेत्र के सेक्टर-108 स्थित पार्क लारेट सोसाइटी में लिफ्ट में कुत्ते को ले जाने के विवाद में एक सेवानिवृत आईएएस और महिला के बीच विवाद हो गया। pic.twitter.com/rmWW1zYexQ
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The Gautam Buddh Nagar Police Commissionerate acknowledged the dispute, specifically related to bringing a dog into the elevator. They stated that, based on preliminary information, a physical altercation occurred between the two parties. The police are currently reviewing CCTV footage and will take necessary action following a thorough investigation.
Regarding pet policies, OSD of Noida Authority, Indu Prakash Singh, highlighted that pet owners must register their pets by March 30, 2023, to avoid a Rs 500 fine. This registration can be done via a mobile application implemented when the dog policy was introduced in December of the previous year. Singh emphasized that pet registration is mandatory for all pet owners and provides an accurate database of dogs within the city.
For registration and further inquiries, individuals can contact Noida Authority at 0120-2425025, 26, 27, available from Monday to Friday between 9 am to 6 pm. Additionally, they can also reach out at 92055-59204.