Following a prolonged operation, a full grown male tiger was successfully rescued from Umananda on Tuesday at around 5.30 pm.
At the end of the rescue operation which went on for several hours, the forest department along with the SDRF and NDRF and local police managed to rescue the tiger.
Dr. Bijay Gogoi of the Assam State Zoo and Botanical Garden led the darting operation to tranquilize the animal after which it was successfully rescued.
Thereafter, the animal was taken to Assam Zoo for necessary health checkup and care, officials informed.
Meanwhile, the animal is yet to be identified and will have to be matched with the help of photo recognition software to know its source of migration.
Moreover, the Guwahati Range has organised the protection duty and the transportation operation smoothly during the rescue of the Royal Bengal Tiger without any harm, added officials.
It may be noted that terror gripped the devotees of Umananda Temple after an adult tiger strayed inside the river islet today morning.
The tiger had reportedly been on a prowl near the temple premises, giving devotees a scare. It is learned that the tiger swam across the River Brahmaputra and reached the river islet a few hours ago.
A search operation was initiated to track the tiger and cage him before it did any harm. The ferry services were also suspended in light of the incident.