Noodle Shop owner Anu Khodasamy has been arrested and charged with the attempted murder of a police officer, according to local media reports.
The suspect, who police say was a suspect in a previous attack on a restaurant in the city, was arrested Wednesday, the AP reports.
Khodrasamy allegedly used a nail gun and a sawed-off shotgun to stab the officer in the leg and chest.
He then left the scene and fled into the nearby hills, where he was later arrested by local authorities.
Police were searching for him on Thursday.
Khetrasamy is a known critic of the local authorities and the Indian government.
The New Delhi, India,-based Hindu Hindu nationalist group Bharatiya Janata Party is also suspected in the incident, as is the Hindu-Muslim Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).
The RSS has repeatedly clashed with the police in India, with one arrest last year for allegedly trying to force police to shoot protesters.
Khatrasamy’s arrest comes at a time when India is embroiled in a massive standoff with the Pakistani government over its border with the neighboring Pakistan.
The standoff began after a Hindu man, identified only as Abdul, was shot dead by police in the Indian city of Muzaffarnagar.
The Pakistani government said it was trying to end the standoff in Kashmir.
The U.S. State Department has condemned the alleged attack on the police officer.
“The U.N. Mission in India has raised serious concerns about the violent attacks on police officers and the security forces in India,” the U.