Despite strict orders by the district collector and the police, with regard to conduct of bull race/jallikkattu, it was held in several places in Krishnagiri district in the name of bull race, sources said.

Horns of bulls were sharpened and painted and also decorated with colour papers with bamboo sticks costs ranging from Rs. 1000 to Rs. 10,000 by the villagers to mark the ``Maattu Pongal’’ in different parts of the district.

An official from the intelligence wing told The Hindu that despite strict orders issued by the District Collector and the Superintendent of Police regarding conduct of Bull Race/Jallikkattu, it was blatantly violated in many parts.

Prelude to Pongal, a man was killed by a bull in the bull race conducted in Ittikkal Agaram village on December 25, 2012, a case had been registered under sections 289 of IPC read with section 7 of the Tamilnadu Regulation of Jallikkattu Act, 2009.

To avoid these kinds of untoward incidents, the district collector issued a warning through a release recently.

In his release, T.P. Rajesh, Collector warns the public not to conduct Jallikkattu/Bull race without prior permission, if violated action would be initiated against the organizers under the Tamilnadu Regulation of Jallikkattu At, 2009.

Bull race was held in Kittampatti, Ammaneri, Pethampatti, Avadhanapatti, Pothinayanapalli, Chinnamelpatti, Papparapatti, Anchetti and Thirumalaikanikottai and other areas in the district with or without prior permission.

Sources said that bull race was organised in several places on Wednesday and Thursday across the district.

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