Mysuru: The Mysuru Forest Mobile Squad has arrested a person yesterday evening, while he was attempting to sell an elephant tusk at Subashnagar in city.
The Mobile Squad personnel have recovered a tusk besides seizing the scooter used for the crime.
The accused has been identified as 39-year-old Shanoj Kumar, a resident of K.R. Nagar.
Following information that the accused was trying to sell a tusk along with another person at Subashnagar, the Forest Squad personnel raided the spot, arrested him, recovered the tusk and seized the scooter (KA-45-W-7716) used for the crime.
The accused is a habitual offender and was involved in illegal transportation of leopard skin in Kumta Range of Honnavar Division and a FIR (No. 18473 dated 3-10-2018) has been filed against him.
Forest Mobile Squad DCF Poovaiah, RFO Prakash, DRFO Mohan and staff Madhusudan, Mahesh, Pramod, Guards Satish and Ravikumar took part in the raid, nabbing and seizing operation.