4 days ago ✔ Elephant takes a stroll on Haridwar streets amid coronavirus lockdown;Wildlife really claiming their space
As Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered a nationwide lockdown, an elephant in Haridwar created panic in the city as it strolled near many ghats.
A video posted by IFS Officer Susanta Nanda shows an elephant walking near Har Ki Pauri, which is the famous ghat on the banks on the Ganges in Haridwar. According to a local media outlet, the elephant strolled the Upper Road, Palika Bazar, Malviya Ghat, Subhash Ghat and several other ghats.
While the video shows only one elephant, as per reports, there were three elephants in total, who were strolling in the city. One of the three elephants even injured a priest near the Hanuman Ghat, while another elephant was spotted around Bhagat Singh Chowk, Chandracharya Chowk, Jwalapur station. The video shared on Twitter also raised concern among the citizens as a Twitter user asked if something could be done about the situation.
While speaking to the local media outlet, DFO Akash Verma said that the elephants were sent to the forest after a lot of hard work. He said that the forest department team reached the spot as soon as possible and chased the elephants throughout the night. He reportedly added the elephants went towards the forest early morning after the teams from the forest department and Rajaji National Park were engaged in chasing the elephants after which the people breathed a sigh of relief.
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Video : Twitter| IFS Officer Susanta Nanda
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