Sangli : deccan express – A gaur (Indian bison) was spotted wandering in the Sangliwadi locality of Sangli for the past three days. The huge animal headed to the city from Irwin Bridge, Ganpati Peth, Wakhar area, SFC Mall, Sawali Shelter home, and finally entered the busy Sangli Market Yard on Tuesday.
The bison went haywire after being trapped in the warehouse section of Market Yard. The area was immediately cordoned off, following the incident.
Information about the bison’s presence in the Market Yard was conveyed to both Vishrambag Police Station and the local forest department.
Police Inspector Kallappa Pujari, Assistant Inspector Amit Kumar Patil, Deputy Conservator of Forests Vijay Patil, and Honorary Wildlife Warden Ajit Kumar Patil along with friends of animals Mustafa Mujawar, Kaustubh Pol, Tabrez Khan, and Nikhil Shinde rushed to the spot. Officers and directors of the market committee also visited the spot and appealed for the closure of the Market Yard.
Later, looking at the danger the bison can pose, the Market Yard was closed for today and subsequently, a curfew order was imposed in the area. Both the main entrances to the Market Yard area were closed.
The Sangli Market Committee has assessed its losses at Rs 10 crore in a single day, equivalent to its daily turnover, due to the closure. Forest officials and friends of animals are still attempting to bring the gaur under their control.
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