Mohanlal must appear in the court for ivory possession case on November 3

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Actor Mohanlal is asked to appear before the Judicial First Class Magistrate Court in Perumbavoor on November 3rd for facing the trial on an illegal ivory possession case. 

MOHANLAL MUST APPEAR IN THE COURT FOR IVORY POSSESSION CASE ON NOVEMBER 3 1

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In the year 2011, the Income Tax Department conducted a raid on Mohanlal’s residence and found four ivory tusks in Thevara Kochi. After the raid, Mohanlal was charged with Wide Life Protection Act by the Forest Department. Now the Judicial First Class Magistrate had ordered the actor Mohanlal to appear before the court for facing the trial and the case will be called on November 3rd. 

Previously, the court denied a petition submitted by the state government to withdraw prosecution in the case. The court order’s details remain unknown. Anju Cletus, Judicial First Class Magistrate 3, Perumbavoor had ordered the actor to appear before the Magistrate court. P.N. Krishnakumar, K. Krishnakumar, and Nalini Radhakrishnan are the other accused in the case and they are also asked to appear for the trial. 

Actor Mohanlal had said that he had bought the ivory from K. Krishnakumar. The actor Mohanlal had notified the court that he possessed a certificate of ownership for the ivory sets. As a result, the assistant public prosecutor requested the withdrawal of the case. 

During the proceedings at the High Court of Kerala, the state contended that the petitions filed by AA Paulose and James Mathew were of no relevance to third parties. Nevertheless, the court determined that the matter was of public interest and advised the magistrate court to proceed with the case. The case regained public attention in 2019 when the Forest Department issued a chargesheet against the actor. Alongside Mohanlal, three additional individuals have been implicated in the case.