The Kerala High Court on Wednesday dismissed actor Mohanlal plea against a trial. Court order setting aside the state government’s move to withdraw the case against him in a case related to illegal possession of ivory. The Court also partially allowed the State’s plea and asked the Magistrate Court to consider it afresh to grant it some relief.
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High Court rejected the petition of Mohanlal
Significantly, the order of the lower court was also rejected and directed to consider afresh the state government’s petition to withdraw the case in the case. The High Court said, “The demand for withdrawal of prosecution in the present case. As sought by the government, requires reconsideration by the lower court. Also directed the parties to appear before the lower court on March 3”.
Four ivory tusks were found at actor`s house
The High Court said, ‘the trial court shall be directed to hear and pass fresh orders as expeditiously as possible. Within a period of not less than six months from the date of receipt of the copy of this order’. The state government had sought withdrawal of the prosecution saying it would be a waste of the court’s time.
The case is of the year 2012. It is noteworthy that in June 2012, four ivory tusks were recovered from Mohanlal house in a raid conducted by Income Tax officials. After which a case was registered against him. The complainant had alleged that the top actor had used his clout to hush up the case without any further investigation. The High Court said. “The demand for withdrawal of prosecution in the present case, as sought by the government. Requires reconsideration by the lower court. Also directed the parties to appear before the lower court on March 3”.