The AIML has petitioned the district Collector to spare the animal as it protected the Western Ghats from encroachers who have destroyed the flora and fauna of the forests.
Meanwhile, the forest department officials were monitoring the elephant's movement and engaged in driving it to the jungle areas, the police said.
They said the rogue elephant, which was moving around Udumalpet in nearby Tirupur district covering over 300 kms, destroyed 10 to 15 trees in a coconut grove.
This plea came days after the Madras High Court had advised the authorities not to put a roaming jumbo to any discomfort.
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