The controversy of the possessing ivory tusks, which has been haunting Mohanlal just refuses to die down. A Divisonal Forest Officer has now informed the Court that Mohanlal, from whose house ivory tusks were seized during IT raids in 2010, had violated the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972. In an affidavit before the First Class Magistrate Court at Malayattoor, Divisional Forest Officer BN Nagaraju stated that the actor did not have any certificate of ownership of the seized ivory and by its possession had violated wildlife rules.
A case was registered against Mohanlal and two others in connection with seizure of ivory. The top Mollywood actor, who is popular in Kollywood as well, is the first accused in the case.