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Injured tiger still elusive; no FIR yet

NAGPUR: On the second one consecutive day, the Pench Tiger Reserve (PTR) teams could not seize the injured tiger holed up in dense thickets in Harnakund nullah.

“We have deployed 50 digicam traps and pug impact pads (PIPs) to observe the tiger,” stated Pench box director Ravikiran Govekar.

The tiger was once hit on Saturday night on Paoni-Deolapar highway out of doors Pench via a dashing SUV belonging to a BJP district vice-president from Ramtek. The forest division is yet to check in an offence in the case and grab the automobile concerned in the incident.

On Monday, aggravating efforts were launched with the help of 80 forest staffers and officials but the injured tiger could not be captured.

Meanwhile, Retired Forest Officers Association leader Chandrakant Chimote has drawn the eye of state’s leader natural world warden at the spurt on natural world deaths on NH7 because of obstacles erected on highway.

“As NHAI has put in obstacles in between, wild animals are unable to barter the road and are getting hit via dashing cars while crossing on to the other end,” stated Chimote.

Chimote has suggested the forest officials to pursue the NHAI to put in chain link fencing at inclined spots.

In the meantime, Paoni vary forest officer (RFO) Ritesh Bhongade, who was once injured in the tiger assault right through search operations on Sunday, underwent a surgical treatment and is getting better at a personal health facility.

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