Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, March 31
Reports of a leopard seen at the Sector 34/44 dividing road on Monday night led to a scare among the locals.
Police said they received information about a leopard roaming in the area, following which a search was launched. The UT Forest Department was also alerted.
Foerst officials said patrolling will continue through the night.
Inspector Baldev Kumar, SHO, Sector 34 police station, said an announcement has been made asking people to stay indoors.
It seems we have another guest in the city, got a call for another #Leopard in Sec 34/44 Chandigarh— Dr Abdul Qayum, IFS (@drqayumiitk) March 31, 2020
We are searching entire area with Police Help. Plz check your backyards MUCH CAREFULLY. Do not PANIC.
Just report at
•#Wildlife Dept 01722700217, 9417216523
•#Police 112 pic.twitter.com/LcvwpU77Ke
Police said the residents are also being asked to check the backyards and lawns.
On Monday, a leopard was successfully tranquillised after being spotted roaming around in Sector 5 in Chandigarh. After the wild cat was spotted at 8.15 am, Chandigarh Police and the Wildlife department were alerted.
The feline was trapped by forest officials after hectic efforts of over five hours and was later let out in the Morni forests.
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