One of the participants taking away his rooster from Poolanvalasu village in Karur on Saturday
One of the participants taking away his rooster from Poolanvalasu village in Karur on Saturday

Police stop illegal rooster fight in Karur

However, it is said that the organisers decided to conduct the event this year and many participants from across the state arrived at the village on Saturday morning.

TIRUCHY: Karur police stopped a rooster fight organised without permission on Saturday and sent back all the people who came with their birds.

Rooster fights are held without proper regulations and the owners are in the habit of tying poison laced knives on the birds, which would pose a threat to life of the roosters as well as onlookers. In one such incident at Poolanvalasu village, famous spot for rooster fight in Karur district, a rooster owner sustained heavy injury during the previous Pongal day (January 14, 2022). As a fall out Karur district PMK secretary Premnath approached the Madurai Bench of Madras High Court seeking ban on the event at Poolanvalasu village. Subsequently the court issued an order not to conduct rooster fights in the village till January 25.

However, it is said that the organisers decided to conduct the event this year and many participants from across the state arrived at the village on Saturday morning.

On information, police rushed to the spot and asked the crowd to disperse. While a team of police, which conducted a vehicle check at Poolanvalasu check post sent away the people who came for the event.

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