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PTI Betul
Updated: 04-12-2018 20:08 IST

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

the forest.

"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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