At Bassi Umar Khan village, officials said on Saturday, a Forest and Wildlife Department team rescued a leopard that had become stuck in a barbed wire fence.
As of Saturday morning, Divisional Forest Officer Rajesh Kumar had learned of the trapped leopard.
Leopards were rescued by four department teams in the village.
A tranquilizer gun was requisitioned from Phillaur Forest Range Officer Jaswant Singh, who reached the spot.
A leopard was shot twice by him.
Leopards are usually kept in iron cages after they have become unconscious.
According to Kumar, the animal’s face had marks of old wounds and it had lost an eye due to some old injury.
When the leopard went to the village in search of food, it got caught in the barbed wire.
Veterinary doctors examined the leopard later and certified that it was fit for release, Kumar said.
Leopards are released into natural safe habitats on Saturday evening, he said.