18 People Arrested in Raid on illegal Cockfight at Palimar
Udupi: 18 persons were arrested and 68 live roosters seized after the police led by ASP Karkala Krishnakath broke up a cock-fighting ring at Palimar under the Padubidri Police Station Limits on Sunday, March 17.
The arrested have been identified as Dinesh Palimar, Ganesh Palimar, Rakesh Karkala, Damodar Kavattar, Rafiq Palimar, Umesh Kavattar, Dinesh Elinje, Bharath Shetty Kallamundkur, Venugopal Hejamadi, Hemaraj Hejamadi, Prasad Karkala, Bhaskar Karkala, Ganesh Keelpadi, Nasir Ahamed Karnad, Sudhakar Shetty Mundkur, Ashwith Mukka, Mohan Palimar and Sathish Hejamadi.
According to police sources, the organizers had agreed to conduct a symbolic cockfight during the Annual Nemothsava of Dhoomavathi Temple at Palimar. But more than 100 cock-fight participants were present. On reliable information that cockfight was being held for gain, the team led by Krishnakanth ASP Karkala raided the area.
The police seized 68 live roosters worth Rs 34,000, 19 dead roosters, Rs 14000 cash and four knives during the raid.