Actor Mohanlal's home was raided 11 months prior to the present case when the investigation team discovered the pair of elephant tusks. However, till now nothing was done but now it seems that the actor would have to face some uncomfortable questions.
WHILE IT is common for high profile actors to find ways to evade tax and tax inspectors when they raid their houses once in a while, but it seems that Mohanlal went a step ahead, by keeping a pair of elephant tusks in his house. This could land the Malayam actor in soup if he is not able to produce the proper documentation for the pair. On June 14, a case was filed against Mohanlal by the forest department under the Wildlife Protection Act 1972 for possession of the piece of ivory. A report on the issue was submitted by a Kodanad range officer in front of the Perumbavoor chief judicial magistrate.
The report clearly stated that the case was charged one year back when income-tax sleuths raided the actor's house. With the report this time the officer also submitted the status of the investigation that is ongoing against the actor with statements and documents they have collected in the case before the court.
However, as reported in deccanchronicle, the officer looking after the case also said that if the actor produces valid license for the tusk then he can close the case against him. However, Mohanlal would also be charged if he is caught trying to sell the expensive animal part. The case again opened when one AnilKumar asked the DGP in a petition about the case and the apparent inactiveness of the people regarding it. He also asked that since everyone knows that the actor posses a pair of tusks, why isn't anyone doing anything against it? Investigations have shown that the tusk belonged to an elephant named Kuttikrishnan that died in 1986, the confirmation of which would only happen once the actor produces the license for the same.