BIDAR: A case has been booked on Monday against Janata Dal (Secular) State unit N. Merajuddin Patel in connection with violation of model code of conduct. The police said Mr. Patel had put up a banner at the venue of a private function at Hallikhed (B) village of Humnabad taluk on Sunday. He has been booked under violation of the Karnataka Open Places Prevention of Disfigurement Act. Hallikhed village falls under the Humnabad Assembly Constituency from Mr. Patel is contesting. — Staff Correspondent