Thursday,18 Jul 2019
Rampur, Two wild
After the crucial
Talking to the IANS, Chief Conservative of Forest, Lalit Verma said that the two
The wild elephants were finally
Earlier forest authorities requested the DIG in Barelly to clear the highway so that
The two wild elephants, wandering from one spot to another since the past
According to villagers, Raju was not aware of the presence of the wild elephants in the village. He unwittingly came close to them on the road near his house and was trampled and killed.
Two weeks ago, the wild
Forest officials had also got two more cow elephants from the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve for push-and-pull process to lure the
Earlier Divisional Forest Officer, Rampur, A.K. Kashyap, supervising the operation had said: "We are taking all necessary precautionary measures to divert them in case they do so. We have made arrangements for lighting a fire and keeping
Forest officials had installed loudspeakers on their vehicles and were going around all villages situated within 10-km radius of Peepal Sana, telling villagers
Earlier, P.P. Singh, Chief Conservator of Forests, Jhansi, and in-charge of elephant rescue operation, said: "Though the
"However, we will continue with our strategy to move the two bull elephants in the right direction. Though we are taking help of three cow elephants from Dudhwa in our rescue operation, we have sought two more for assistance. We are expecting the two cow elephants to arrive by Monday."
Rampur divisional forest officer A.K. Kashyap said that the elephants are now likely to be shifted to Amangarh Tiger Reserve in Bijnore district. He said that the
P.P. Singh, chief conservator of forests, Jhansi, and the in-charge of elephant rescue operation, said, "The elephants were sedated in a standing position. Their legs were then tied with the help of excavators. They will be transported from the area on Thursday."
High drama was witnessed at the site of the rescue as hundreds of people had gathered to witness the operation and heavy police force was deployed in the area to control the crowd.
Rampur chief medical officer rushed two ambulances to the spot as a precautionary measure.
A team of more than 150 forest officials from six districts of Uttar Pradesh apart from other experts from various parts of the country were also present.
The wild elephants were first spotted in the
They later killed a 45-year-old farmer on June 27 and another person on June 30. On July 2, the elephants trampled a man to death in Rudrapur's Rampura Colony. The next day, they killed a forest guard in Tigri village.