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42 cases of paid news in Karnataka polls: EC

New Delhi, May 5, 2013 (PTI):

42 cases of paid news were detected and over Rs 21 crore in cash and liquor worth Rs 7.79 crore seized during Karnataka Assembly elections, the Election Commission said here today.

The Commission reviewed 76 suspected cases of paid news during the campaigning for the Karnataka elections and 61 notices were issued, a senior EC official said.

"Out of this, the Commission decided that 42 cases were paid news," the official said.

The highest number of 11 cases of paid news were reported from Dakhsin Karnataka district, he said.

The Commission also seized a total of Rs 21.44 crore cash during the campaigning for the elections which was held today.

Over 11 lakh litres of alcohol worth around Rs 7.79 crore was also seized.

"The polling was peaceful," said Deputy Election Commissioner Alok Shukla.


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