family of five leopards who were spotted at Housing colony area of Ompora in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Tuesday triggering fear among residents.
Locals said that the leopards were first seen on Tuesday when their presence was caught on CCTV.
After the CCTV footage went viral on social media handles, fear gripped among the residents of the area who scared to come out of their houses in the morning and evening hours.
An official from wildlife department told Good Morning Kashmir that, “search operation has been launched and 15 members team is on job at the spot to track down the leopards.”
He said that amid rainfall “we are carrying the searches in the area but we couldn’t find anything yet, the CCTV footage reveals that the leopards roaming in the area is a family including parents and three cubs. We will continue the searches till we track them and shift them to safer places.”