Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh authorities on Tuesday registered an FIR against Karera Congress MLA Shakuntala Khatik who was caught on camera inciting a mob to set on fire a police station
in protest against killing of five farmers in police firing in Mandsaur.
According to ANI, along with Khatik, one more person 'Venus Goyal' has also been booked by the Karera police station for inciting mob under various sections.
Delhi BJP spokesperson Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga had on Friday posted a video which showed the Congress lawmaker urging her supporters to burn a local police station in Madhya Pradesh.
The Congress MLA in question - Shakuntala Khatik - represents the Karera Constituency in the Shivpuri district.
In the video, she is surrounded by her supporters and local residents and can be seen instigating them to burn the local police station.
The MLA was leading a protest march during which his supporters burnt the effigy of CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan over the recent killing of farmers in police firing in Mandsaur.
In a bid to douse the fire, local police party poured water on the effigy during which the MLA was partially drenched.
Irked with this, the lawmaker sat on a protest and clashed with the policemen.
With the incident getting media attention, the Congress lawmaker later denied any wrongdoing and even blamed the police for misbehaving with her.
Reacting to the incident, BJP leader Nitesh Bajpai said the incident shows the dirty politics of Congress in the state.
Bagga, who had posted the brief video, also termed the incident as ''shameful''.
This comes days after a controversial video surfaced showing Congress MLA Jeetu Patwari indulging in altercation with sub divisional magistrate Sandeep Soni in Indore.
“Will you now take responsibility for the flared-up violence,” Soni could be seen asking Patwari in the video.
All this comes at a time when the BJP government in Madhya Pradesh led by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is desperately trying to restore peace in the aftermath of tragic killing of five farmers in police firing in Mandsaur.