The district administration has issued notice to Shamanur Sugars for using a helicopter on April 7 and 8, without giving any prior information. The helicopter owned by Davangere Sugars carried a few political leaders from Davangere to Koppal and from Koppal to Bangalore on the two days. According to official sources, it is mandatory to obtain permission from the district administration before using helicopters when the model code of conduct was in force.

— Staff Correspondent

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