Thane (Maha), Jan 15: Five persons have been arrested for allegedly organising bullock-cart races in Bohonoli village in the district, police said today.Also Read - Baraat On Bullock Cart: Groom & Baaratis Ride on Bullock Carts to Reach Wedding Venue in UP's Deoria

The accused – Kishor Patil, Balaram Bhagyavante, Aalesh Thorat, Devilal Patil and Meghanath Patil – held yesterday, had organised bullock-cart races in the village for the villagers, Thane Police Public Relations Officer Gajanan Kadbule said. He said organising bullock-cart races have been banned in the county following an order of the Supreme Court. (ALSO READ: Jallikattu: Supreme Court refuses to uplift interim ban; rejects organizer’s plea) Also Read - Board Exams 2021: Maharashta SSC Exams to be Cancelled or Not? Bombay High Court Adjourns Matter Till Thursday

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. Also Read - Haryanvi Sensation And Chori 96 Fame Sapna Choudhary Once Again Flaunts Her Thumkas During Stage Performance in This New Video - Watch