India, July 17 -- Madhya Pradesh chief wildlife warden and head of the cheetah project at Kuno National Park (KNP) Jasbir Singh Chauhan was transferred on Monday after a steering committee meeting on the recent deaths of the cheetah was held in Delhi, said an official.

"JS Chauhan has been transferred as principal chief conservator of forest (production) while Indian Forest Services (IFS) officer Aseem Shrivastava has been appointed as the new chief wildlife warden," said a government order without giving reasons for his transfer.

After recent the death of two cheetahs - Tejas and Suraj - both African cheetahs at KNP due to alleged septicaemia after abrasions in the skin due to radio collars, questions were raised on monitoring of the c...