Satpura Tiger Reserve officials have launched an investigation after a video purportedly showed a vehicle in which Bollywood actor Raveena Tandon was allegedly traveling close to a tiger during a safari, an official said on Tuesday. given. Videos that have surfaced on social media platforms show a safari vehicle coming close to a tiger. In the clip, camera shutters are heard in the reserve located in Madhya Pradesh’s Narmadapuram district and a tiger is seen roaring at them.
Sub-Divisional Officer (SDO) Forest Dheeraj Singh Chauhan said on Tuesday that following instructions from senior officials, he has started an inquiry into the alleged incident. He said that during Tandon’s visit to the reserve on November 22, his vehicle allegedly ran afoul of a tiger. The official said that the driver of the vehicle and the officials on duty there will be given a notice and will be questioned. He said that the inquiry report would be handed over to senior officials for further action.
Tandon had shared pictures from his visit to the Satpura Tiger Reserve on his social media handle. She had also shared pictures of tigers which she had clicked during her visit to the reserve.
Earlier this month, officials of Van Vihar National Park, located in state capital Bhopal, launched a probe after Tandon shared a video claiming that some miscreants were throwing stones at a tiger enclosure in the park.
“Van Vihar, Bhopal. Madhya Pradesh. Tourists (miscreants) in closed houses are pelting stones at the tiger. Have a good laugh when told not to do it. Shouting, laughing, cage-throwing-stone-throwing. No protection for the tiger. They are subjected to humiliation,” Tandon had tweeted.
In response, park officials said they were investigating the incident. He had said that such acts are punishable under the Wildlife Protection Act.