Prohibitory orders were
imposed Tuesday in Sarni town in Madhya Pradesh's Betul
district after a tiger was spotted close to residential areas
over the past three days, a senior official said.
Shahpur Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Shrawan Kumar
Bhandari said the Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) had written
a letter informing that a tiger was seen close to residential
areas in the town since December 1.
He said the Forest department had launched a rescue
operation to apprehend the tiger and get it to move back to
"In order to prevent public movement during the
rescue operation, prohibitive orders under section 144 of CrPC
(banning gathering of more than five persons in public places)
has been imposed. This would be effective in the municipal
limits of Sarni till the completion of the rescue operation,"
SDM Bhandari said.
Betul Chief Conservator of Forest (CCF) PS Champawat
said the tiger's presence was captured by CCTV cameras and it
had been seen in residential areas six times in the past three
A special team to capture the tiger was also called
from Pachmarhi, he said.
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