The official said that Samiyappan and Kathavarayan had been relieved of their duties.
Following a tip-off about the tusks being sold through a pet shop near Shanmugapuram, a team of WCCB and forest staff, disguised as buyers, confirmed that the accused were selling the tusks.
The accused have been identified as S Selvaraj (40), S Chinnaswamy (60), S Elumalai (38), and S Ramkumar (37). Each of them were levied Rs 25,000 fine.
Anamalai Tiger Reserve (ATR) officials will begin phase IV of tiger census in Pollachi forest division from today.
Sources in the Forest Department said that the Pollachi Forest Division has four forest ranges -- Valparai, Manampalli, Ulanthy and Pollachi.
This is the third wild elephant death reported within the Pollachi division of the Anamalai Tiger Reserve this year
A forest watcher attached to Anamalai Tiger Reserve (ATR) was selected for the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) Award for his contribution towards protecting forests and wildlife.
The elephant that got into a fight with a tusker at Periyakallar on Sunday evening, got severely injured.