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Mansaur protests: SC stays arrest of Cong MLA Shakuntala Khatik; issues notice to MP govt, police

The Supreme Court On Friday Stayed Arrest Of Congress MLA Shakuntala Khatik. The Apex Court Also Issued Notice To Madhya Pradesh Govt And Police. Khatik Is Accused Of Inciting Violence In Mandsaur During Farmer Agitation In Which Five Farmers Were Killed In Police Firing.

PTI | Updated on: 14 Jul 2017, 05:34:59 PM
Mandsaur protests: SC stays arrest of Cong MLA Shakuntala Khatik (Image: PTI)

New Delhi:

The Supreme Court on Friday stayed arrest of Congress MLA Shakuntala Khatik. The Apex Court also issued notice to Madhya Pradesh govt and police. Khatik is accused of inciting violence in Mandsaur during farmer agitation in which five farmers were killed in police firing.

Earlier, a local court in MP had issued arrest warrant against Shakuntala Khatik for charges of inciting violence in Mandsaur.

Karera police in Shivpuri district had registered a case against the woman MLA and some others after a video purportedly showing the legislator instigating her supporters to torch a police station on June 8 went viral.

The video was shot when Khatik was leading a protest near Karera police station against the killing of farmers in police firing in Mandsaur.

During the protest, police had tried to douse a burning effigy of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, drenching Khatik in the process.

The MLA had then held a dharna outside the police station. The video showed her asking her supporters to set the police station on fire.

Also read: Madhya Pradesh HC dismisses Cong MLA Shakuntala Khatik’s bail plea

Also read: Caught on camera: Congress MLA Shakuntala Khatik asks supporters to burn down police station during farmers' protest in Shivpuri

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First Published : 14 Jul 2017, 05:30:00 PM