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Jun 11, 2012 at 05:25pm IST

Karnataka: HC sets aside election of BJP MP J Shanta

Bangalore: The Karnataka High Court on Monday set aside the election of BJP's Lok Sabha MP from Bellary, J Shanta. She is the sister of former Karnataka minister Sriramulu.

The court also ordered recounting of votes within four weeks.

A petition was filed in the court against Shanta, alleging that she used fake caste certificates and that there were counting irregularities.

Shanta is also said to be a close confidante of Janardhan Reddy and is one of the persons indicted in the illegal mining probe report filed by Justice Santosh Hegde last year.