Ahmedabad: Ahmedabad Municipal
Corporation (AMC) has filed a Rs 10 crore defamation suite
against a Canadian national in a local court here for running
a campaign against it, officials of the civic body said today.
Lisa Warden, an animal rights activist has been
residing in the city for sometime and is also the founder of
social advocacy organisation Stopdog Foundation.
She had been protesting against the AMC`s Cattle
Nuisance Control Department (CNCD) for its method of trapping
and sterilising of stray dogs in different parts of the city.
According to AMC, the suit has been filed in response
to the Warden`s attempt to tarnish the image of the civic
body`s CNCD department.
They have also alleged that warded misguided people by
giving false statements. She used to give incorrect statements
to the media and has also uploaded some video clippings to
malign the image of AMC, they said.
The AMC officials said Warden had contacted them
through email to hamper the dog sterilisation activity.
They alleged that Warden had once barged into CNCD
office in Damnilimda area and forcefully took away the tongs
and other apparatus used to catch dog. A complaint in this
regard has also been lodged, AMC officials added.