A man fired gun in the air in celebration during a rally on the ocassion of Republic Day, causing mass panic in Madhya Pradesh’s Jabalpur district.
On Friday, the local unit of Yuva Morcha organised a rally to celebrate Republic Day.
The rally passed through several localities of the district headquarter and reached Omti Chowk, a locality that comes under Belbagh Police Station. At Omti Chowk, a man fired guns in the air in celebration.
There was a heavy police presence in the area.
The Belbagh Police Station said that the shooting did not hurt any person but just caused panic in a locality.
“We have registered a case under section 336 of the IPC and other sections of the IPC,” K C Pandey incharge of the Belbagh Police Station told over telephone.
The shooter reportedly left the scene by taking adavatage of the crowd.