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The Supreme Court in its interim order on Friday stayed the arrest of Congress MLA Shakuntala Khatik after hearing an application moved by her for anticipatory bail in connection of charges of inciting a mob and other sections to resort to violence.
On June 13, an FIR was registered against Shakuntala Khatik and another Congress leader Venus Goyal in the Karera Police Station on charges of inciting a mob.
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.
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.
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