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MP MLA 'incited farmers to set police station on fire', booked

Congress MLA Shakuntala Khatik has been booked for allegedly inciting people to set ablaze a police station, amid violent protests by farmers in Madhya Pradesh.

A video, which recently went viral, purportedly showed Khatik inciting people to set a police station ablaze.

The video was shot on June 8 when Khatik, who represents Karera Assembly segment in Madhya Pradesh's Shivpuri district, was staging a protest at Karera Police Station against the killing of farmers in Mandsaur. Karera's Sub-Divisional Officer of Police (SDOP) Anurag Sujania said the FIR was registered against Khatik, block Congress president Venus Goyal and others early on Thursday.

The Congress MLA and others have been booked under IPC sections pertaining to rioting, unlawful assembly, punishment for obscene acts or words in public and assault or criminal force to deter a public servant from discharging his duty, he said.

On June 8, Khatik was leading a protest march during which an effigy of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan was burnt.
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