The officials attached to the Forest Department conducted an inventory of property including the stuffed animal trophy at the bungalow located at Jalpuri, near Karnataka Police Academy belonging to Edwin Joubert Van-Ingen, who had died on Mar. 12.

Forest officials led by DCF Devaraj checked for the wildlife property inside the bungalow. The checking comes in the wake of the controversy surrounding the possession of Van Ingen’s properties in Mysore and Kerala after his death on Mar. 12, 2013.

The City Police, who have taken up the investigation, have sought help from Forest Department to prepare a list of properties. Deputy Conservator of Forests Devaraj told Star of Mysore that the Police department had sought their help to identify the animal trophies kept at Van Ingen’s bungalow Bisal Manti. We only assisted them to identify the animals. “During our investigation, we found the animal trophies belonging to Indian and African wild animals,” said Devaraj. Later, speaking to SOM, DCP (Law and Order) Basavaraj Malagatti said that the forest officials were checking for the properties related to wildlife inside the bungalow.

When asked about Michael Floyd Eshwer, the adopted son of Van Ingen who is absconding since the death of Van Ingen, DCP Malagatti said that Michael might have fled the country fearing legal consequences and added that two teams were formed to investigate into the case and trace out Michael.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore