On Thursday morning at around 4 AM, a leopard was spotted in the premises of Maruti Suzuki’s plant in Manesar. After the news broke out, police and forest authorities rushed to Maruti Suzuki’s plant and cordoned off the area. According to reports, no worker is being allowed to enter the premises. An official said that special teams have been formed to nab the wild cat.

The matter was highlighted after a guard on duty found a leopard roaming inside the ‘Engine Department’ at around 4 AM. Since there was no update on the leopard, the workers who had come for the morning shift were not allowed to enter the Manesar plant of Maruti Suzuki. Private security personnel have also been asked to keep away from the plant, officer said.

More than 2,000 workers who came for the morning shift are not being allowed to enter the premises.

Further disclosing the matter, the officer said, “Teams of forest department, police and wildlife have been called to catch the leopard. We have cordoned off the plant and a search operation is on to catch the animal. However, we are yet to trace it.”

The officials are taking leads from CCTV monitoring to spot the leopard, he added. Even though the area has been cordoned off and nobody is being allowed to enter, the leopard still seems far from the reach of the officials.

The Maruti Suzuki Manesar Plant which is situated at Plot no.1, Phase 3A, IMT Manesar, Gurgaon was in headlines after it was hit by violence on July 18 2012.

According to Maruti Suzuki’s management the production workers at one of its auto factories attacked supervisors and started a fire that killed a company General Manager of Human Resources Avineesh Dev and injured 100 other managers, including two Japanese expatriates.