Bangalore: The assistant returning officer, Karwar, has filed a criminal case against Minister for Science and Technology and Fisheries Anand Asnotikar for allegedly not disclosing all the details of his assets in the affidavits filed to contest the Assembly elections.

State Chief Electoral Officer M.N. Vidyashankar said on Tuesday that the criminal case filed by the officer concerned was pending adjudication before the court in Karwar and the Election Commission could act only after the court gave its verdict. — Staff Reporter