After 33 hours, Leopard inside Maruti plant, is successfully tranquilised

The latest update is that the leopard has been tranquilised.

A fully grown leopard entered the Maruti Suzuki plant in Manesar early morning yesterday, throwing production into a standstill. There were over 500 employees, guards and transporters inside the plant at that early hour and morning shift had to be stopped while members of the staff were given orders not to enter the complex.

There were more than 2,000 workers at the gate of the plant this morning who were told not to enter the plant as officials tried to capture the wild animal.

Workers outside the plant.

100 cops had been deployed in the area to ensure that the public keep a safe distance and allow the forest officials who have also rushed to the factory to do their job. The fire department is also pressed into service along with a veterinary surgeon and they are armed with tranquilizers guns, necessary capture equipment and nets.

Goats were brought in to lure the leopard out of his hiding.

CCTV was being monitored to zero-in on the animal. Latest update reveals that the Forest Officials have successfully tranquilised the leopard. He will now be shifted out of the plant and into the wild by experts.

Cage placed to capture the leopard inside the plant.

Maruti Suzuki Manesar plant is spread over an area of 400 acres and tracking down the leopard was a difficult task. The leopard was suspected to have entered the premises from company Gate No. 2. It was spotted by security guard Dharambir Singh outside the guard room at 3.30 am after which the guard made an immediate call to the company Control Room. It is not for the first time that a leopard has caused havoc in the area. These cats usually stray in from the nearby Aravalli forest.

Leopard pug marks.