On Tuesday, a leopard sighting sparked panic among residents of Ajnara Le Garden in Sector 16 of Greater Noida (West), also known as the Noida Extension.
Experts from Meerut and Agra were roped in later in the day, officials said, while a team from Gautam Buddh Nagar’s forestry department rushed to the scene.
The association had issued a similar leopard warning a week earlier, but on December 27, its maintenance department notified residents of a suspected cat on the premises and urged them not to go outside.
“We are continuing our search for leopards. We have also hired teams from Agra and Meerut to do the work,” said Pramod Kumar Srivastava, a forest officer in the department that oversees the rescue effort, PTI. told to
Residents of the terror-stricken society stayed at home, and many avoided even going to local stores to buy daily necessities.
“Undoubtedly, residents are very concerned about their safety. My wife also observed a leopard moving in the social circle this morning. When she noticed the leopard near the pool, It was a little foggy,” he told PTI on the 15th floor. The association has about 16 residential towers, of which he has 5-6 under construction. The leopard was found Tuesday by a social worker in one of his basements of the tower under construction. A few blurry pictures of the animals also surfaced, according to association residents.
Association officials issued a one-line message on Tuesday urging residents to stay indoors and take precautions after a leopard was spotted on the property.