Jagatpur in north east Delhi may house city’s last six elephants

Owners of six of Delhi’s seven remaining elephants told the high court they had identified a plot of land in Jagatpur near Wazirabad where the animals could be shifted.

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Neighbourhood News Desk/Avi Arya: Delhi high court has directed the state forest department to inspect a plot of land in Delhi’s Jagatpur area where owners of six of the city’s seven remaining elephants have proposed to shift with the animals. State forest department had issued the elephant owners an ultimatum last week to surrender their elephants failing which the animals would be seized. But the owners had moved court saying that they had identified a plot of land in Jagatpur near Wazirabad in north east Delhi where the animals could be shifted.

Sanduja said the case was disposed of as the forest department has been directed to seize the elephants if, after inspection of the land at Jagatpur, officials find that the place is not suitable for shifting the elephants. At present, there are seven elephants in Delhi. While plans are afoot to send six elephants out of Delhi, the one that belongs to Vivek Chand Burman, chairman emeritus of Dabur India Ltd, has been spared.

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