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FIR registered against Cong's Shakuntala Khatik for inciting violence

News Agencies | Updated on: 13 June 2017, 10:43 IST
FIR registered against Cong's Shakuntala Khatik for inciting violence (ANI)

A FIR has been registered against Congress' Shakuntala Khatik and Venus Goyal in the Karera Police Station on charges of inciting a mob and other sections to resort to violence.

A day before, the Congress' Shivpuri MLA brushed aside the allegation of inciting violence during farmers protest in Mandsaur district of Madhya Pradesh.

"I didn't instigate the workers. Would they have remained silent, had I asked them to do so?" Khatik told ANI.

Khatik further said that she only told the police officers that they shouldn't sit in the police station and go ahead to set it on fire if they can't ensure women safety.

A video of the Congress MLA had surfaced showing her purportedly inciting party workers and farmers to torch a police station during the farmer's protest.

The Congress leader 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.

Following the video, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) demanded MLA's arrest and cornered the Congress asking party vice-president Rahul Gandhi to apologise for the irresponsible behaviour of his party leader.

-ANI

First published: 13 June 2017, 10:43 IST
 
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