n the backdrop of incident at Housing Coloney Ompora Budgam, wherein a 04 years old baby girl was attacked by some wild animal ( most probably leopard) and mauled to death and subsequently her body was recovered from the nearby dense bushy Nursery today, a meeting was chaired by DC Budgam with participation of Sr. Superintendent of Police Budgam, disional Forest Office Budgam and wild life Warden, Budgam.
An official handout said, DFO, PP Division Budgam has been asked to ensure immediate removal of fallen material and other cultural operations at Ompora Forests and other risk areas forthwith in order to avoid to any further loss of life and property in the area. Commissioner Secretary to Govt. Forest Ecology and Environmental J&K has assured sanction within two days.
DFO , PP Division Budgam will immediately take steps for erection and strengthening of existing chain-link fencing at Ompora forests and will also submit DPR to the higher authorities for sanction of funds. He will also process the proposal/ case for sanction of thinning of the forest immediately.
According to handout, Wild life Warden Budgam will deploy staff well equipped with machinery for elimination of the Wild Animal (Leopard) which has turned man-eater after obtaining sanction from the competent authority.
“Wild Life Staff will be deputed in the periphery of the Ompora Forests for patrolling and awareness among general public regarding roaming of the leopard in the area. She will take immediate steps for capturing of the roaming animal in the forests. Any laxity on this score shall be dealt with strictly,” it said.
Wild Life Warden Budgam will immediately prepare compensation case of 04 year old girl who was mauled to death by a leopard on 03-06-2021 and get the case sanctioned from competent authority within 03 days positively so that necessary compensation is paid to family of deceased.