Khargone, Madhya Pradesh:
Police on Wednesday arrested a man who allegedly wielded a sword during violence against Ram Navami in the city of Khargone in Madhya Pradesh, and was later pursued by Chief Inspector of Police Siddharth Choudhary, a senior official said.
The man, identified only as Irfan, was chased by Choudhary when he brandished the sword to threaten people, but managed to escape, the official said.
His accomplice, Mohsin, had shot at Choudhary when he was chasing Irfan, wounding the SP, he said.
While Mohsin was arrested earlier, Irfan was arrested a month after the incident.
Chouhdary told reporters Irfan was sent to jail after he was arrested.
A curfew was imposed in Khargone after violence erupted during Ram Navami celebrations on April 10. Stone pelting during a Ram Navami procession had led to clashes and arson in the city.
The curfew was lifted on May 4.
So far, 188 people have been arrested in 75 cases filed in connection with the violent incidents, the official said.
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