Madhya Pradesh police has arrested an RSS worker in connection with the killing of his colleague, during the "Shastra (weapon) Poojan" programme organised by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh on the Vijayadashmi Day in Bhopal.
RSS activist Shyamlal Gurjar was arrested yesterday in connection with Naresh Motwani's killing, and has also been charged with violating the Arms Act, Superintendent of Police Jaideep Prasad told PTI on Saturday.
Earlier, Gurjar, who was named in the FIR on Thursday for Motwani's murder, surredered at the Kamla Nagar Police Station in the city along with a 9 MM pistol, which he claimed went off accidently while he was pulling it out of his pocket, he said.
A case against Gurjar was registered under Arms Acts besides Section 304 (2) (Punishment for culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), the SP said, adding earlier police had registered a case against unidentified person into the matter.
On interrogation, the accused also revealed that he had found the pistol, from which a bullet accidentally went off and killed Motwani, abandoned in the jungle while he was returning from Salkanpur to Bhopal, Prasad said.
Shyamlal also said that soon after the incident, he went to his native village near Pachmarhi as he was perturbed and afraid of the incident, the SP said.