The landowner called the police to deal with the animal eating his flowers and grass, and the authorities quickly took him into custody.
The goat was released shortly afterwards, and his owner took his place in jail.
Abdul Hassan was picked up by police in the town of Korea, 300km from the state capital Raipur.
“My goat scaled the boundary wall again and ate flowers and vegetables from the garden. It was taken to the police station and then the police also brought me in,” Hassan said.
The goat was “granted bail” by the next day. The goat faces the same charges as his owner, meaning up to seven years imprisonment if found guilty.
“The judge’s bungalow has an iron gate and the goat used to jump over it and enter,” Assistant Sub Inspector R P Srivastava said.
“The peon who maintains the garden had warned the owner of the goat many times. So he filed a complaint and we arrested the goat and its owner.”