New Delhi: A leopard on Wednesday (February 8, 2023) entered the premises of the Ghaziabad District Court and injured six people. A joint operation of the police and the forest department was carried out at the Ghaziabad court, which is in Raj Nagar, to rescue the leopard.
As per reports, a 12-member team of the Forest Department carrying nets and cages rushed to the spot for rescue operations, following which the big cat was tranquilized and caught after a few hours.
The leopard reportedly attacked and injured people outside the Chief Judicial Magistrate’s court’s office around 4 pm.
According to police officials, the court premises were vacated after news of the animal’s presence spread.
“Around six people have sustained injuries after being attacked by the animal,” Assistant Commissioner of Police Abhishek Srivastava said.
“Teams of the forest department and local police reached the complex and assisted some people who were stuck inside,” he added.
The injured, meanwhile, have been admitted to the hospital.
Watch: Leopard enters Ghaziabad district court
#WATCH , Several people injured as leopard enters Ghaziabad district court premises in Uttar Pradesh pic.twitter.com/ZYD0oPTtOl— ANI (@ANI) February 8, 2023
Earlier last month, a leopard was killed after being hit by a speeding vehicle on the Delhi Meerut Expressway in Ghaziabad.
The incident took place on January 17 near the Kalcheena village when the leopard, believed to be crossing the road, was hit by a vehicle and died on the spot.
The male leopard was said to be five years old.