The sources in the Forest department have confirmed that the pug marks they found were of a leopard. They have installed 6 camera traps and two cages to trap the leopard.
A few morning walkers are said to have sighted the leopard near the Army Golf course while they were on a morning walk in Belagavi and subsequently, the news went viral creating panic among the residents. However, there was no confirmation about the sighting from the authorities regarding the sighting.
No images have been captured as well as of now. Spread across 150 acres the land is full of vegetation and is also home to animals and birds.
For another few days the search operation will continue, the forest department said.