A leopard was spotted on in the basement of a hotel here on Wednesday.
In order to avoid any chaos, the Indian Forest Department’s rescue team arrived at the spot and rescued the leopard.
“A leopard has been located at the basement of Hotel Satkar Residency, attempts to capture it are underway. Forest rescue team has arrived on the spot,” Pradeep Giridhar, Senior Police Inspector told ANI.
Maharashtra: A leopard has been spotted at the basement of a hotel in Thane. Pradeep Giridhar, Sr Police Inspector says, “A leopard has been located at the basement of Hotel Satkar Residency, attempts to capture it are underway. Forest rescue team has arrived on the spot.” pic.twitter.com/pVT5C1Eo6x
— ANI (@ANI) February 20, 2019
The leopard was first seen in the parking area of Korum Mall in the wee hours of the morning at around 5.30 am, following which few people alerted police and forest officials who conducted a search in the mall for about three hours, PTI quoted Thane civic body’s regional disaster management cell chief Santosh Kadam as saying.
The images of the leopard strolling in the basement were captured by CCTVs placed in Hotel Satkar Residency in Thane.
Finally the leopard was tranquilized and rescued by 11.50am, officials said.