Not a leopard, just a ...: Police clarifies mysterious animal seen at Rashtrapati Bhavan | VIDEO

A short video clip from the ceremony went viral on social media, causing a stir among internet users who noticed an animal wandering through the corridors of the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

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Viral Video: Delhi Police cleared up the mystery surrounding an animal sighting at the Rashtrapati Bhavan during the live broadcast of the oath-taking ceremony on Monday. The event, which marked Narendra Modi’s swearing-in for his third consecutive term as Prime Minister, also saw 71 ministers take their oaths. Amid the grandeur of the ceremony, an unexpected sight caught the public's eye and led to widespread speculation online.

A short video clip from the ceremony went viral on social media, causing a stir among internet users who noticed an animal wandering through the corridors of the Rashtrapati Bhavan. The clip led to a flurry of comments and theories, with many suggesting that the creature might be a leopard. Concerns were raised about the potential security threat posed by a wild animal at such a high-profile event.

Here's the video:

Delhi Police's clarification

Responding to the growing speculation, the Delhi Police issued a statement to dispel the rumors. They clarified that the animal seen in the video was not a wild animal but a common house cat. The police pointed out that certain media channels and social media accounts were incorrectly claiming the animal to be wild. They emphasized that these claims were false and urged the public not to believe such unfounded rumors.

Here's what Delhi Police clarified on X post:

Incident during Durga Das Uikey’s oath ceremony

The animal sighting occurred during the oath-taking ceremony of BJP MP Durga Das Uikey. As he was signing the register and walking towards President Droupadi Murmu, the shadowy figure of the animal appeared in the background. This led to even more speculation and intrigue as the video circulated widely online.