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Gujarat Police defends Modi, too

May 02, 2014 08:26 IST

A day after BJP's Narendra Modi was booked for making a speech at a polling booth while displaying the party's election symbol in violation of electoral laws, a preliminary probe by the Gujarat police has found he addressed the gathering outside the restricted 100-metre radius.

"Our preliminary probe (has) revealed authorities had marked that limit with a white strip outside the booth,and the press conference was outside that limit," said a senior officer of the Detection of Crime Branch of Ahmedabad's police, which initiated the investigation on Thursday.

The model code for elections prevents canvassing within 100 metres of polling stations.

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