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The Kerala High Court today quashed a quick verification procedure ordered by a Vigilance Court against popular Malayalam actor Mohanlal, former state forest Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan and forest officials in a case related to alleged illegal possession of ivory tusks.
Justice Abraham Mathew set aside the order of Muvattupuzha Vigilance court which had directed the quick verification on a private complaint.
According to the complaint, Mohanlal was found in illegal possession of two sets of elephant tusks at his home in Thevara in Ernakulam here during a search conducted by the income-tax authorities in 2011.
The complainant had alleged that the actor had used his influence with the then forest minister to bury the case without any further investigation.
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