13/04/2016 9:32 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST

Shaktiman The Horse Is Now Able To Stand On His Own, Days After Amputation

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DEHRADUN, INDIA - APRIL 4: Police horse Shaktiman, who got injured during a BJP rally, being treated at Police Lines on April 4, 2016 in Dehradun, India. Injured limb of Shaktiman had to be amputated. Prosthetic limb has been designed for Shaktiman. His rehabilitation efforts were finally paying off as he was now able to stand and sit on prosthetic limb without any help. (Photo by Vinay Santosh Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Shaktiman, the police horse that had to get his badly-injured left hind leg amputated, after being allegedly attacked during a BJP protest in Uttarakhand, is now able to stand on his own.

Dr. Rakesh Nautiyal, who is attending to Shaktiman, told ANI: "Shaktiman is recovering. He is now able to stand on his own without the harness. We are really happy that Shaktiman is better than before, fit and is recovering."

Shaktiman, a trained police horse which was part of the Uttarakhand Mounted Police for years, was allegedly attacked by BJP MLA Ganesh Joshi during a BJP protest on 14 March. Joshi was arrested and later released on bail on 23 March after furnishing a bond.

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