Officials closely monitoring movements of Arikomban, Meghamalai on high alert

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Arikomban | File Photo: Mathrubhumi

Meghamalai: Arikomban is still residing in the forest region of Tamil Nadu, and there were no significant incidents on Saturday. It is worth mentioning that the tusker had wreaked havoc in the residential areas of Meghamalai, leaving the residents in disarray.

However, forest officials in Tamil Nadu have complained that their counterparts in Kerala have not been sharing information from the radio collar with them.

Residents fear that Arikomban will continue to be in Meghamalai since its topography is similar to Chinnakanal. There is a public outcry to shift the tusker from the region.

The entire region is on high alert and the police have advised people not to step out of their homes after 6 PM.

Forest officials from Kerala and Tamil Nadu are closely monitoring the situation.

''We are properly receiving the signals from the radio collar. Meghamalai is a favorable region for the tusker. However, it will ultimately return to Kerala,'' says Periyar Tiger Reserve Director Suyog Patil.

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