Handwara: A black bear, which had created panic among several residential areas in Handwara for nearly a fortnight was captured in wee hours of Friday.
Wildlife Department officials said that they had received complaints of frequent movement of a black bear in Zachaldara and its adjacent hamlets in Rajwar area.
A cage was installed three days before in the area and the beast trapped in it around 4:00 AM, officials said.
The bear is being ferried to Dachigam Park, they added.
The local inhabitants in the meantime hailed the efforts of department concerned for its action to trap the bear, saying that the beast had during last two weeks caused damage to livestock.
The wild animal had wrecked havoc to the orchards and standing crops and posed grave threat to human lives particularly in and around Zachaldara area.