Kochi: The Kerala high court on Monday adjourned the hearing of the petition challenging the government’s order granting a certificate of ownership to actor Mohanlal to July 11. The case was related to seizing four ivories from the actor's house at Thevara, Kochi on July 22, 2012. 

According to sources, the four ivories were seized by the forest department alleging that the actor had no authorization to keep the ivories. Later the four ivories were handed back to the actor. 

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Daughter of Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, Rashmi Gogoi, appeared for Mohanlal in the case. The CJI's daughter appeared before the bench comprising chief justice Hrishikesh Roy and justice AK Jatyasankaran Nambiar.

The petition was filed against the actor by AA Paulose, of Udyogamandal, Ernakulam. The petitioner said on the date when the four ivories were seized, Mohanlal did not have a certificate of possession as mandated under Section 42 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972. Therefore, the state government order granting the actor a certificate of possession was unsustainable.

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Rashmi Gogoi said in the court that the hearing had to be deferred, pointing out the requirement of a senior lawyer to represent the actor in the case. Following this, the court adjourned the hearing of the case to July 11.