Mandsaur farmers’ protest: FIR against Congress MLA for ‘inciting’ mob to burn down police station

The Congress' Shivpuri MLA Shakuntala Khatik was seen in the video repeatedly inciting people to accompany her to burn down the nearby police station, whereas a police official was seen requesting the MLA to calm down.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 13, 2017 11:39 am
mandsaur, mandsaur protests, mandsaur farmers Shakuntala Khatik. (File/ANI)

An FIR was registered against Congress MLA from Shivpuri Shakuntala Khatik and Venus Goyal in Karera police station in Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday on charges of inciting violence among protesters. A video had emerged of the Congress MLA urging the protesters to burn the police station down.

 

The Congress’ Shivpuri MLA was seen in a video repeatedly inciting people to accompany her to burn down a nearby police station, whereas a police official was seen requesting the MLA to calm down.

The BJP had, subsequently, asked for the Congress leader to be arrested and called on Congress Vice- President Rahul Gandhi to apologise for the irresponsible behaviour of his party leader.

On Monday, Khatik had refuted the allegations saying she was only responding to the incompetence of the police station. “I told police if they can’t ensure women safety then why are they sitting in police station, set it on fire,” she told ANI.

“I didn’t instigate the workers. Would they have remained silent, had I asked them to do so?” Khatik said.

Farmers have been protesting in the region since June 1, demanding loan waivers and higher remunerative prices for their crops. Following the police firing in Mandsaur in which six farmers were killed, the situation spiralled out of control with protesters resorted to looting and arson in several districts.

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    Dash
    Jun 13, 2017 at 8:02 pm
    Protests in Mandsaur have nothing to do with farmers. Pappu's party is behind the violence loot in Mandsaur. It will pay a heavy price.
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      CHANCHAL MAJUMDAR
      Jun 13, 2017 at 6:31 pm
      All congressis are brainless dummys supporting their FAKE ANTINATIONAL LADRRS!
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        Manohar Sharma
        Jun 13, 2017 at 5:51 pm
        Arrest her immediately.
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          L bhadrapati Devi
          Jun 13, 2017 at 4:57 pm
          She should be punished as per rule of law. No one is above the law.
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            Anupam Saikia
            Jun 13, 2017 at 2:58 pm
            If this MLA is not arrested immediately and an example set, in future people like her will be emboldened and these type of riots by hooligans will continue.
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              Manu
              Jun 13, 2017 at 4:08 pm
              Why don't you request same thing for Dhongi ji ??
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                Vnk
                Jun 13, 2017 at 6:23 pm
                Dhongis were ruling for 60 yrs, where were you? With them?
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