The forest department has filed a charge sheet against actor Mohanlal in the case of possession of ivory. The forest department filed the report after seven years in the Perumbavoor magistrate’s court. The chargesheet says possession and transfer of ivory is illegal under the Wildlife Protection Act.
The incident began in June 2012. The HC had moved ahead of the delay in proceedings. The High Court asked the magistrate court to inform the court within three weeks why the case was not settled. It is in this backdrop that the Forest Department has filed the chargesheet.
Income Tax department officials recovered four ivory tusks from Mohanlal’s Thevara residence. It was later revealed that Mohanlal had kept the ivory license under the license of two others. K. Mohanlal’s explanation was that he had bought ivory ivory from Krishnakumar for Rs 65,000.
The forest department initially lodged a complaint but later canceled it. The government then amended the existing law and gave Mohanlal permission to own ivory. However, Ernakulam resident AA Mohanlal demanded the cancellation of the order issued by the Principal Chief Conservator of Elephants. Paul was approaching the High Court.