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Liquor Shops, Pubs Shut in Parts of Karnataka Ahead of Bypolls  

Sale of liquor is prohibited in Karnataka under Section 144 of the CRPC from 6 pm on Tuesday until 6 pm on Thursday.

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Liquor shops to remain shut for three days in Bengaluru due to bypoll. Photo used for representational purposes only.
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Sale of liquor is prohibited in addition to restrictions under Section 144 of the CrPC from 6pm on Tuesday until 6 pm on Thursday.

Selling of liquor at retail shops and at pubs will be prohibited in parts of Bengaluru and rest of the state from Tuesday evening onwards for the next three days on account of the upcoming bypolls in Karnataka.

The bypolls in the 15 seats will take place on 5 December and the result will be declared on 9 December.

The seats that are going to the polls are Gokak, Athani, Ranebennur, Kagwad, Hirekerur, Yellapur, Yeshwanthpur, Vijayanagara, Shivajinagar, Hosakote, Hunsur, Krishnarajpet, Mahalakshmi Layout, KR Puram and Chikballapur.

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Out of them, Shivaji Nagar, Mahalakshmi Layout, KR Puram and Yeshwantpur are the four seats in Bengaluru city. Hosakote is in Bengaluru Rural district.

In Bengaluru, Mysuru and Ballari where there is a city corporation, the dry day rules will be effected only within the Assembly constituencies where the bypolls will be held.

In the rest of the districts, there will be a blanket ban on sale of liquor for the next three days.

The prohibition is in addition to Section 144 of CrPC (prohibitory orders) that will be imposed on these seats from 6 pm on 3 December to 6 pm on 5 December as announced by the Bengaluru City Police Commissioner.

The model code of conduct for the elections came into effect from 11 November. Since then, the police and Election Commission have cumulatively removed 1527 wall writings, 7963 posters and 2359 banners from public property. From private property cumulatively 835 wall writings, 1352 posters and 1462 banners were removed.

Further, Static Surveillance Teams have seized cash worth Rs 42,00,000 in the last 24 hours. Cumulatively, the Static Surveillance Teams have seized cash of Rs 3,69,18,325, vehicles worth Rs 3,50,000, party accessories worth Rs 27,000 and sarees and blouses worth Rs 30,83,319.

(This copy was first published on The News Minute and has been republished here with permission.)

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