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42 cases of paid news in Karnataka polls: Election Commission
Press Trust of India | Updated: May 05, 2013 22:25 IST
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 was 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 on Sunday.
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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