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Maha Minister courts controversy after wielding gun while searching for leopard; heres what he said

Maha Minister courts controversy after wielding gun while searching for leopard; heres what he said

After a Maharashtra Minister was seen wielding gun when accompanying a search team to look for a leopard, controversy had to emerge.

This even as the leopard is said to have killed a woman in Jalgaon district.

As the purported video of the minister’s gun-wielding act went viral, he said his intention was not to harm the feline, but to scare it away.

Minister Mahajan had yesterday visited the house of Dipali Jagtap, who was killed by the leopard in Chalisgaon Tehsil in Jalgaon district, located over 400 km from Mumbai.

While the senior BJP leader was returning after offering condolences to the family, an information reached him that a leopard was sighted near Navegaon locality of Warkhede village.

In the video, which has been widely circulated and also being played by several television news channels, the state medical education minister is purportedly seen participating in the search operation with the pistol in his hand.

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