On 21st January 2014, the accused person at Orkemeset area Simanjiro District in Manyara region was unlawful found in possession of the government trophy. The accused person was selling the wildlife meat to some other people. The accused was found guilty of the offences charged.
The petitioners are dealers and artisans in ivory who carry on the business and trade in ivory including the manufacture of articles derived from ivory lawfully imported into India prior to the ban. They imported part of the stock of mammoth ivory from Russia and part of it from Hong Kong for the purposes of the business.