Updated June 10th, 2024 at 21:48 IST

Was The Mysterious Animal at Rashtrapati Bhavan a Leopard or Cat? Delhi Police Clarifies

The clip that went viral showed a big cat or leopard like animal walking in the backrgound as MP Durga Das completed his oath and signed the papers.

Reported by: Rishi Shukla
Animal at Rashtrapati Bhavan a Leopard or Cat? Delhi Police Clarifies | Image:X
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New Delhi: A video capturing a mysterious animal strolling behind the stage during the swearing-in ceremony of Modi 3.0 government at the Rashtrapati Bhawan had gone viral and taken social media by storm.

Delhi police however has issued a clarification in this regards saying, ‘These facts are not true, the animal captured on camera is a common house cat. Please don't adhere to such frivolous rumours.’

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Delhi police issued a statement saying, ‘Some media channels and social media handles are showing an animal image captured during the live telecast of oath taking ceremony held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan yesterday, claiming it to be a wild animal.’

Post further says, ‘These facts are not true, the animal captured on camera is a common house cat. Please don't adhere to such frivolous rumours.’

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Delhi Police Clarification on Mysterious Animal at Rashtrapati Bhavan: 

The clip that went viral showed a big cat or leopard like animal walking in the background as MP Durga Das completed his oath and signed the papers. While some netizens speculated it was a leopard, others believe it was a pet animal. This mysterious animal was seen multiple times on the staircase during the ceremony, adding a curious twist to the grand event.

Responding to the speculation, the police official said, "We checked with Rashtrapati Bhavan security whether the animal was a leopard after the video surfaced on social media. They said there was no leopard inside. There are only dogs and cats inside the President House." That the swearing-in ceremony of the Narendra Modi government took place before 8,000 guests in the forecourt of a brightly lit Rashtrapati Bhavan excited more curiosity about the animal casually walking past in the columned corridor that formed the backdrop.

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Published June 10th, 2024 at 21:46 IST