Leopard enters Maruti Suzuki’s Manesar plant, work halted


Gurugram, Oct 5, 2017: A leopard on Thursday entered into the Maruti Suzuki plant in Gurugram’s Manesar. The animal was spotted roaming inside the plant around 4 am.

Police and forest officials rushed to the factory to rescue the animal. The animal was seen near the factory engine room, while the officials are taking leads from CCTV videos to spot the leopard.

Although fearing an attack by the big cat the management halted production and the employees have been asked to stay away from the area.

Only the plant’s security guards and transport department staff were present when the leopard entered the plant.

Suzuki Powertrain, spread over 750 acres in the foothills of the Aravali mountain range, makes diesel engines for Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) cars. It makes over 1,200 engines in a single shift.

“A team of Wildlife and Forest Department were conducting a search exercise for the leopard. But there are too many huge machines in the factory and the leopard might hide under one of them,” a forest officer told media.

Over 2,000 workers and staff of the company were sitting outside the main gate of the factory.

Wefornews Bureau

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