The Velerupadu police detained 11 persons for allegedly organising a cockfight and betting on the illegal game near Katkur village in Velerupadu mandal on Monday. Acting on a tipoff, the police reached a secluded place where a cockfighting match was under way near Katkur in the afternoon. The police detained 11 persons allegedly involved in betting on cockfighting and also seized Rs 11,480, seven cell phones, five motorbikes, and eight birds from the spot.

A case was registered. Velurupadu SI P Mallanna is investigating.