Nagpur: What happens when a Corporator of ruling party participates in a Bullfight which is illegal and banned by the Supreme Court of India?
In an act of willful disregard for law, Chairman of Maharashtra Construction Workers Welfare Board and BJP Corporator Munna Yadav is said to have participated in a Bullfight organized in Kalkuhi village in MIHAN area. The event was said to have been organized in a ground near the lake. The husband of Lady Sarpanch Vittal Mohod and Munna Yadav are said to have been organizing this event for the past three to four years. The Bull owned by Munna Yadav is also made to participate in the event. Munna Yadav’s Bull is said to have been a champion for the last two years. The bullfight event is said to have started at 12 pm on December 14, 2016.
Sources told Nagpur Today that during the Bullfight which is organized in Kalkuhi village in MIHAN area, one of the bulls which are losing is often bloodied with injuries sustained from goring by the rival bull.
On December 14, 2016, Munna Yadav had reached the venue with his priced bull to participate in the event. He can be prominently spotted in the video recorded by one of the onlookers. A social worker identified as Suraj Lolge had called up 100 number and reported the matter. He then went on to call the cops of the Sonegaon Police Station under whose jurisdiction the event is organized. However, the cops refused to even acknowledge or register a case against Munna Yadav for reasons best known to them.
At the time of filing the story, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone-1) Deepali Masirkar had already reached Sonegaon Police Station and was investigating into the facts. However, no case has been filed against the erring Corporator so far.
In May 7, 2014, Supreme Court of India had passed a landmark judgment in favour of PETA India and the Government body the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) clarifying that bulls must not be used in Jallikattu, bull races, bullfights or any other type of performance. The investigations revealed that terrified bulls are given liquor, deliberately disoriented, have their tails twisted and bitten and are stabbed, punched, jumped on and dragged to the ground. During races, bulls are often hit with nail-studded sticks to provoke them. In bullfights, the round ends when one of the bulls is either killed or manages to flee.