District Election Officer and Collector Smita Sabharwal has served a showcause notice to the TRS contesting candidate for Legislative Council from Karimnagar Teachers constituency, P. Sudhakar Reddy, for violation of Representation of the Peoples Act.

She said that P. Krishna Reddy, election agent of PRTU candidate from Teachers constituency, B. Mohan Reddy, had lodged a complaint stating that Mr. Sudhakar Reddy was campaigning even though the time allotted for the same was over thereby violating Section 126 of Representation of Peoples Act, 1951.

She said that any person who violates the provisions of the section shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend up to two years or the imposition of a fine or both.

The Collector instructed Sudhakar Reddy to submit his explanation within 24 hours after receipt of the showcause notice.

She said that they would initiate further action if there was no explanation from the candidate.