Acting swiftly to ensure the safety and security of human lives after a couple of man- wildlife conflict incidents were reported in Uri Sub- division, the Deputy Commissioner (DC) Baramulla, Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar today directed the concerned authorities to capture or eliminate the man eater leopard by mobilizing all the available resource.
Dr. Sehrish issued these directions during a meeting convened in her office chamber with the concerned stakeholders in order to discuss the immediate and necessary action plan to hunt the man eater leopard for averting further any kind of untoward incident.
It is worth here to mention that two children were killed by the man eater leopard in Boniyar area of the district which created a fear psychosis and panic among the people.Emphasizing upon the concerned authorities to work in coordination and cohesion, the DC directed to take assistance of military/ paramilitary forces, if required, and ensure that the predator is controlled within the shortest possible time.
She said that necessary permission for hunting the leopard has been granted by the higher authorities. The DC further reiterated that safety of precious human lives viz-a-viz protection of wildlife resources is the utmost priority of District Administration for which every possible initiative and endeavour shall be explored.
Meanwhile, SDM Uri issued a series of guidelines in the form of Dos and Don'ts and appealed to the general public to adopt these advisories for their protection. He advised people not to let their children go to forests alone and unnecessarily. Furthermore, he urged people to remain cautious and take care of their children with keen and utmost responsibility.