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VANIYAMBADI: The Police Department on Monday prevented bull owners from conducting a bull race event at Valayampattu in Vaniyambadi. More than 3,000 persons gathered at Valayampattu to witness the bull race.
According toe a senior police officer of the Vaniyambadi sub-division, the police personnel had taken measures to stop bulls from being brought from various areas to the race. Sub-Collector-Tirupattur Lalitha Lakshmi; ADSP S. Pattabi; Assistant Superintendent of Police-Tirupattur sub-division R. Ponni; and Deputy Superintendent of Police-Vaniyambadi sub-division S. Gurusamy held a discussion with the bull owners from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., he said.
“The Supreme Court has not included Vellore district for holding bull race. Such events are usually held during this season in various places here. On Monday, the bulls were being brought for the race at Valayampattu and nearly 3,000 to 4,000 persons had gathered to witness the race. They had agitated and we roped in the police force to prevent the bull owners from conducting the race. We explained that it would be contempt of court to hold the race,” the officer explained.
During the talks, the bull owners sought permission from the officials to stage a hunger protest on January 24. A court hearing in regards to the bull race is posted later this month, he added.
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