HC quashes poll code violation case against DVS

HC quashes poll code violation case against DVS

 The High Court of Karnataka on Wednesday quashed the lower court proceedings against Union Minister for Statistics and Programme Implementation D V Sadananda Gowda with regard to a complaint registered against him for violation of election code of conduct.

A complaint was registered against Gowda for alleged violation of poll code where he went on his election campaign beyond permissible time.

The campaign was to end by 6 pm, but Gowda was campaigning till 7.30 pm. However, while registering the complaint, provisions of the Representation of Peoples Act, 1951 with regard to money being paid was invoked.

Justice Aravind Kumar quashed the proceedings on the ground that the provisions invoked do not attract the contentions in the complaint.

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