Karnataka

Prakash Raj booked for poll code violation

 Bengaluru / Karnataka :   Actor Prakash Raj  on 13  March  2019.   Photo: V Sreenivasa Murthy/ The Hindu

Bengaluru / Karnataka : Actor Prakash Raj on 13 March 2019. Photo: V Sreenivasa Murthy/ The Hindu

Election officials have filed a case against actor Prakash Raj — who is contesting from Bengaluru Central as an Independent candidate — for allegedly violating the model code of conduct.

Public meeting

In his complaint to the Cubbon Park police, Murthy D., an officer with the flying squad, said the actor had used a mike and campaigned at a public meeting near Mahatma Gandhi Circle on MG Road on March 12.

The programme was organised under the banner, Media and Freedom of Expression, and was not a political event, he told the police.

Several writers, artists and activists who attended the programme claimed that the actor began to canvas for votes.

A few attendees recorded his speech on their mobile phones and forwarded it to the officials.

By the time the flying squad reached the spot, the programme got completed and people had dispersed.

The Cubbon park police have charged Mr. Raj and the organisers of the event, Praveen K. and Abhilash C.S., under various sections of the Representation of People Act, and the Karnataka Police Act.


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