Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia arrested in Mandsaur

Prime News, National, Dhodar (MP), June 13:- Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia was arrested on Tuesday under Section 151 near Mandsaur.

Scindia along with his supporters were stopped from entering Mandsaur at Dhodar while en route to meet the kin of farmers’ killed in police firing during an agitation.

Section 151 in The Indian Penal Code (IPC) refers to a situation wherein a person or persons knowingly join or continue in assembly of five or more persons after being commanded to disperse.

Speaking to the reporters, Scindia said, “144 laga hai to maine police ko kaha hai mai akele jaunga. Kaun rok sakta hai agar ek insaan akele jana chahta hai?”.

(I have told the police that if I am charged with 144 then I will go alone. Who can stop if a person wants to go alone?)

Gujarat’s Patidar quota stir leader Hardik Patel earlier in the day was detained in Madhya Pradesh’s Neemuch district who had also come to visit the kin of farmers’ killed in police firing.

Hardik led a violent movement in Gujarat last year over a demand for quotas for Patidars.

Mandsaur has become the epicentre of a farmers’ agitation over a demand for loan waivers and better prices for their produce.

-(NGB, Inputs: Agencies)

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