Five persons have been arrested for allegedly organising bullock-cart races in Bohonoli village in the district, police said today.
The accused – Kishor Patil, Balaram Bhagyavante, Aalesh Thorat, Devilal Patil and Meghanath Patil – held on Thursday, had organised bullock-cart races in the village for the villagers, police said.
Organising bullock-cart races have been banned in the county following an order of the Supreme Court.
The action was taken after video of the races went viral on social media, the officer said, adding all the accused have been granted bail by a local court.
According to police, a case under relevant sections of Animal Cruelty Act and Maharashtra Police Act has been registered and investigations are underway.