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Leopard which visited secretariat now shifted to Sasan Gir

Press Trust of India  |  Ahmedabad 

A leopard which had strayed into the secretariat of government in Gandhinagar was shifted to a rescue centre in Sasan Gir, around 400 km away, on Wednesday.

"It will be released in the core area of Gir," said Dushyant Vasavada, chief conservator of forests, Junagadh.

The decided to shift the big cat far away instead of releasing it in forests near the state capital so that it does not return, he said.

The animal was fitted with a as a marker of identity, he added.

A and rescue operation was launched after the leopard was captured in a CCTV camera while entering the secretariat complex from under a locked gate around 2 AM Monday.

Hours later, it was found hiding in a culvert near Punit Van public park near the complex and was tranquillised and captured.

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First Published: Wed, November 07 2018. 18:35 IST