Everyone knows how in the past Mohanlal was charged with the case of possession of Ivory tusks. The case will be judged by the court on October 4th. The hearing about the case was held by Moovatupuzha vigilance court yesterday. Ivory was seized from the residence of the actor in a raid conducted by the Income Tax officials in 2010. The case was registered invoking Section 44 (6) of the Indian Wildlife Act which deals with possession of trophies. Mohanlal says he bought the Ivory tusks for 65000 rupees from k. Krishnakumar.
Even if the forest officials had taken initiative for the case at first then it was sunk below.
And the reason for no action was the documents produced by them indicated that they had handed over the ivory to the actor for safe keeping as they took up employment abroad, officials said. A. A Paulose had filed a case in court against the actor and Thiruvanchoor radhakrishnan pleading for justice.
The Union Ministry of Forests and Environment had made an exception in the past for Mohanlal that would allow him to keep his pair of elephant tusks. A first information report had been filed at the Judicial First Class Magistrate court, Perumbavur, by the Forest officials. Possession of such items without an ownership certificate (now provided under the new Amnesty Scheme of the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972), is tantamount to unlawful possession of government property, and hence, punishable.