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Poll code violation: Cases against KCR quashed

The bench perused the records and found that there was no substantial ground to try the offences against petitioner.

Published: 21st June 2016 05:29 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st June 2016 05:30 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: A division bench of the Hyderabad High Court on Monday allowed a petition by chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao seeking to quash all criminal cases registered against him in Karimnagar during byelections to Karimnagar Lok Sabha seat in 2008. The division bench comprising Justice V Ramasubramanian and Justice A Shankar Narayana of the Hyderabad High Court allowed the petition.

KCR moved the petition in 2009 stating that the police have registered cases against him in the police stations under the Lok Sabha constituency in the district alleging that he violated election code of conduct and prohibitory orders imposed by the police during the poll campaign.

Chandrasekhar Rao's counsel Gandra Mohan Rao argued that most of the cases were registered based on the complaints from election officers and police officers and they have no substantial evidence or proof to prove alleged offences against the petitioner.

The bench perused the records and found that there was no substantial ground to try the offences against petitioner and quashed all the FIRs against KCR.

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