Leopard spotted in Delhi's Sainik Farm area, 40 cops deployed among precautionary measures

09:46 AM Dec 03, 2023 | PTI |

New Delhi: A leopard has been spotted in Delhi’s Sainik Farm area, a forest department official said on Saturday.


Two trap cages have been set up to capture the big cat, he added.

According to Subodh Kumar, a beat officer from the forest department (Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary), two teams of the department have been deployed.

‘We got a call about a leopard that was spotted at night. With the help of the local police, we conducted a search at 9:30 am and spotted the animal near a farmhouse,’ Kumar said.

It is a full-grown leopard weighing about 80 to 90 kg, he added.


The forest department has set up two trap cages and instructed people not to gather near those, a police official said.

Two video clips of the leopard have surfaced on social media, in which the animal could be seen loitering near a farmhouse. In one of the videos, a policeman is seen running, before the leopard jumped from a wall and ran into the jungle.

At least 40 personnel from the forest department and Delhi Police have been deployed in the area, an official said.


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