An illegal elephant calf captured by ‘Ali’ Roshan, who is involved in a racket of capturing elephants from jungles, has been seized after the Katharagama Esala procession by officers from the Wildlife Department.
It is stated that the CID has taken a court order regarding this six year old elephant calf.
CID states Samarappulige Viraj Roshan alias ‘Ali Roshan’ has kept the female elephant calf named ‘Samadhi’ using bogus documents. The she elephant had been released to ‘Ali’ Roshan on a Rs.50,000 bond.
Colombo Additional Magistrate has ordered that the elephant calf to be handed over to Pinnawela elephant Orphanage.