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Alert in Asola Bhatti sanctuary after shighting of leopord

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Published : Aug 22, 2018, 6:01 am IST
Updated : Aug 22, 2018, 6:01 am IST

The leopard might have come from the forest area in Haryana, he said, adding that the department is on the lookout for the leopard.

The official also warned that legal action would be taken against people who enter the premises without permission.(Representational Image)
 The official also warned that legal action would be taken against people who enter the premises without permission.(Representational Image)

New Delhi: A leopard has been sighted at the Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary, which raised the alarm in the area and prompted the authorities to issue a notice to people not to enter the premises without permission.

The forest department is putting up notices across the sanctuary, cautioning the public to not enter inside the premises without the permission of the forest officials as a leopard has been sighted, a Forest Department official said. The leopard might have come from the forest area in Haryana, he said, adding that the department is on the lookout for the leopard.

 

The official also warned that legal action would be taken against people who enter the premises without permission. The Asola Bhatti Sanctuary lies on Delhi-Haryana border and the Haryana government had recently claimed that no leopard has been cited in the sanctuary in months.

Earlier in February this year, the Forest Department had confirmed the presence of a leopard after four chitals had been killed in Asola and the officials had said that the marks looked like a leopard-kill.

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