According to the Forest officer of Athagarh Sasmita Lenka, tha main accused is Babuli Mahalik. This person is responsible for killing around 20 elephants around last 15 years. He was doing this activity near the forest range of Athagarh. He and his associates have done many crimes over the years. It seems that there are some forest officials associated and helped it allegedly. Mahalik while interrogated, he confessed that he had killed around 20 elephants over the years and did trafficking and trading.
This incident came to know few days ago and the forest officials took necessary action on this. Babuli Mahalik also confessed that he was keeping the tusks in Nayagarh district and he has done all these works with the help of his associates.