The prime accused is a native of Balangir. His son Suraj Kumar Dash has been arrested.
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.
Malayalam actor Dileep is an accused in the kidnapping case and has remained in jail for 85 days.
Mohanlal added that though four members of WCC claimed to have quit from AMMA recently, he could find the resignation letters of only two -- the survivor and Remya Nambeesan.
The 14 active members of the recently-formed WCC took the decision even as superstar Mohanlal, who heads AMMA, said on Saturday that there was no vested interest in taking back Dileep.
The actor said he was pained to read the various criticisms being levelled at AMMA in the past few days.
Kodiyeri made it clear that those who took a stand favouring Amma in the organization, were not party members and no action could be taken against them.
Dileep reinstatement row: AMMA shouldn't turn into collective of male chauvinists, says Brinda Karat
Karat said that the Association of Malayalam Movie Artistes' stand has humiliated Kerala, which has emerged as a role model in retaining democratic values and progressive thoughts.
Dileep's action came after top actresses Revathy Asha Kelunni, Padmapriya Janakiraman and A. Parvathy wrote to Edavela Babu and demanded an emergency executive meeting.
Mohanlal, who leads the Association of Malayalam Movie Artistes, came under fire from the Kerala Women's Commission on Thursday over the decision to reinstate accused actor Dileep.
While criticizing Dileep, Sudhakaran said he was 'arrogance personified' and alleged that the Malayalam film industry was under the control of a Kochi-centered lobby.
He called upon the CPI-M leadership to get an explanation from these leaders on how Dileep was taken back after having a case in court against him.
Three actresses today wrote an open letter to General Secretary Edavela Babu seeking an urgent meeting of the top artistes' body AMMA to discuss the controversial reinstatement of actor Dileep.
Kochi-centric lobby in Malayalam Cinema, alleges G Sudhakaran; least expected from Lt Col Mohanlal, says MC Josephine; male chauvinistic trends in the Actors Association, opines KK Shailaja.