It was in June 2012 that four ivories were seized from Mohanlal’s house in Ernakulam.

Mohanlals ivory possession case Vigilance court asks for report
news Probe Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 12:47

A quick verification report was ordered against South Indian superstar Mohanlal by the Muvattupuzha Vigilance Court on Saturday for the illegal possession of ivory tusks.

It was in June 2012 that four ivories were seized from Mohanlal’s house at Thevara in Ernakulam by the Income Tax authorities. At the time, the actor had no license for the same.

The actor was later allowed to retain the seized ivories at his home after executing a bond with the authorities concerned.

The Vigilance Court has also ordered a quick verification report against the then state Forests Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan as well as those who had reportedly sold the tusks to the actor.

As per the law, illegal possession of ivory is a punishable offence and mandates that any person found in possession of the same be arrested immediately.

The Court has ordered the report to be submitted by 16 December 2016.

 

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