Police and forest officials cordoned off the premises and launched a search for the leopard, the police said.
The leopard was found roaming inside the ‘Engine Department’ by a security personnel.
Thousands of workers who arrived for the morning shift around 7 am, were asked to wait outside the plant for their safety, said a police officer.
Haryana: A Leopard has entered Maruti Suzuki's plant in Manesar. Forest officials and Police at the spot. Plant shut pic.twitter.com/ZuwoIzGfpa
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Private security personnel have also been asked to keep away from the factory.
“Teams of forest department officials, police and wildlife personnel have been called to catch the leopard. We have cordoned off the plant and a search operation is on to catch the animal. However, we are yet to trace it,” said the officer.
In April, a leopard had entered a house in Sohna, around 30 km away, and left five people wounded.