Forest officials in Karnataka informed about herd
A herd of 35 wild elephants which migrated to Kamasandira in Kolar forest division, 3 km from Tamil Nadu border, had returned and were roaming half-a-km away from TN border, said A.K. Ulaganathan, Conservator of Forest (in-charge), Dharmapuri Circle.
He told The Hindu that the herd was driven back to Tamil Nadu area by the Karnataka forest employees.
The herd was prevented from crossing Chennai-Bangalore National Highway about 30 times from Podur Pallam in Sanamavu Reserve Forest. But, the herd came out of Podur Pallam on Tuesday night and moved towards Kamasandira area in Koral Forest Division in Karnataka.
After an overnight stay in Chinnaranthotti village bordering Karnataka, they moved again.The smooth migration of the animals was ensured by about 35 forest officials, and employees from Hosur, Denkanikottai and Royakottai forest ranges. Mr. Ulaganathan monitored the herd movement.
Forest officials in Karnataka were informed in advance by the TN officials to take preventive measures, sources said.
The herd crossed over to Karnataka side from Chinnaranthotti village in the border, situated 8 km from Muduthepalli village, near Berigai.