FIR towards MP Congress functionary for sharing video of tractor flattening man

Police have registered an FIR towards a Madhya Pradesh Congress secretary for allegedly posting a “wrong and misleading” video purportedly displaying a tractor-trolley operating over a person.

A senior police officer on Monday stated the FIR was registered beneath part 505 (1B) (intent to trigger fear or alarm to the general public) of the Indian Penal Code.

The one who had posted this video on Facebook recognized himself as Arjun Arya, whose account claims that he’s secretary of MP Congress.

He had claimed in his submit that this incident had occurred in Budhni, the Assembly constituency of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, within the Sehore district.

“Following the post, an FIR was registered against Arya for circulating wrong and misleading information under section 505 (1B) (intent to cause fear or alarm to the public) of the Indian Penal Code,” Superintendent of Police Mayank Awasthi stated.

The video purportedly reveals a person standing in entrance of a tractor-trolley carrying sand that knocks him down.

When contacted, MP Congress spokesman Bhupendra Gupta confirmed to PTI that Arya is a state secretary. He stated he had no details about the case and the video.