The enquiry report by a committee appointed by Central Zoo Authority, constituted soon after the death of the youth on September 23 last year, said the zoo staff of the National Zoological Park here 'did their best in the prevailing circumstances and cannot be faulted for not being able to save Maqsood's life'.
The report, which was filed in Delhi High Court before a bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath, however, said "once such an accident has taken place, concrete plans to prevent any such happening have to be prepared and implemented".
"The committee is of the view that Maqsood landed in the white tiger enclosure only through his misadventure because of his obsession for tigers. Maqsood entered the tiger enclosure on his own defying the displayed warnings and the verbal warning given by the security staff of the enclosure," the committee report, filed by central government standing counsel Jasmeet Singh, stated.
He said that Maqsood's life was lost as the authorities had failed to discharge their duties and they have no emergency or contingency plans to rescue the people from such untoward incident.

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