“I don"t know anything about this and am not planning to order a probe," the minister said.
“Perhaps the tusks are ancestral property. Perhaps he has a licence to keep them. How do we know?" “These are unnecessary things," added the minister. “I am not planning to involve myself in unnecessary things."
He further added that Mammootty and Mohanlal were the citizens of Indian and hence be given all their rights.
“As a minister, I don"t see any need for my intervention in this issue," he said.
The IT Raids began at both the Malayalam superstars' residences on Jul 22 after reports that they have been involved in tax evasion.
During the raids, two elephant tusks were seized by the Income tax officials from the residence of superstar Mohanlal in Kochi.
Several documents were seized by the taxman so far and 18 different locations were raided that included the houses owned by Mohanlal and Mammootty in Kochi, Trivandrum and Chennai apart from the offices and hotels owned by the stars in Bangalore.