Mayurbhanj: A herd of elephant was spotted near Kujiam reserve forest under Karanjia range in Mayurbhanj district on Friday.
The matter came to light after locals spotted a herd of 18 elephants roaming in the area this morning. On being informed about the matter, a forest team reached the spot to take stock of the situation.
Nearly 50 forest personnel are deployed in the area to ward off the pachyderms and prevent them from destroying crops and venturing into the town, informed sources.
The forest staff are constantly monitoring the movements of the jumbo to avoid any unpleasant situation, informed the forest personnel.