Bhopal: There was panic in the VIP Guest House after a panther entered in the area. A team of the forest department launched search for the big cat from Wednesday late night till Thursday morning. The team found proof of panther’s presence in the form of pugmarks.
The pugmarks confirmed that the panther was in the VIP Guest House. The people of nearby areas and the VIP Rest House staff were in a state of alarm after it was revealed that a panther was in the premises. A team of forest department has been deployed for the safety of the people. About 30 employees of the Forest Department kept searching the panther till the morning. But the big cat eluded them.
Residents said the panther must be hidden in the trees. Later the forest staff left. But five employees are still in the area as precautionary measure. The forest staff said there is evidence of presence of panther. It is possible that he has reached up to VIP Guest House.
Therefore the forest employees were asked to climb the trees along with nets. The searching was in progress during daytime near Guest House. Officials said there is a green belt around the area and the leopard could have come from the nearby forested areas.