16 Oct 2022

Madhya Pradesh: Tiger caught in a cage in Bhopal's MANIT campus

Bhopal: A tiger that entered the premises of Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT) in Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh, was caught on Sunday in a cage. The institute is spread over an area of about 650 acres. MANIT has 100 acres of forest area with dense vegetation. 

The forest department has caught a tiger in the same premises. Divisional Officer Alok Pathak said that the tiger had been caught in a cage that had been put there.

This is not the tiger that entered the campus on Oct 3: Bhopal's Forest Divisional Officer Alok Pathak told that a tiger was caught today with the help of a cage installed in the MANIT campus. But this tiger is not the one that entered the premises on October 3. 

This is the second tiger, which may have entered the institute campus on October 8-9. MANIT is surrounded by residential accommodation on all sides.

Three cages set up to catch tigers: Alok Pathak said that we had put three cages there to catch the tiger named T-123-4 who entered MANIT on October 3 and also put prey animals inside the cages to lure the big cat. Another tiger got trapped in one of these cages. He said that the tiger caught in the cage would be released in the Satpura Tiger Reserve in Narmadapuram district.

Tiger that originally entered campus may have left: The forest department official said that we think that the tiger named T-123-4, which entered the institute on October 3, has left the campus two days back. Pathak said that 16 cameras have been installed inside the MANIT premises and around 50 forest department personnel have been deployed to monitor the tiger that entered MANIT on October 3.

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