Several articles prohibited under the Wildlife Protection Act were allegedly seized from the house of an elderly man in Malviya Nagar here on Friday. The man is the son of former Indian Foreign Service officer.
Following a tip-off, a South Delhi Police team carried out a joint raid with the wildlife inspectors and activists of People for Animals, a non-government organisation, around noon and allegedly seized four carved elephant tusks, a tiger head trophy, an elephant paw, two ivory idols and some ivory show pieces.
The house is owned by Dev Khurana (62), who is the son of former IFS officer Madan Mohan Khurana.
During questioning, Mr. Khurana purportedly told the police that the he had inherited the articles from his father.
“It seems to the case of technical flaw as Khurana failed to make declaration about the articles he inherited. Further investigation is on,” said a senior police officer.
A case has been registered under various sections of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972, at the Malviya Nagar police station.