Farmer leader Manveer Singh Tevatia was produced in a local court here on Sunday and was sent to 14-day judicial custody.
The Uttar Pradesh police arrested Tevatia, wanted in connection with the May 7 violence at Bhatta-Parsaul, from Delhi on Saturday. On the basis of information provided by Tevatia, the police recovered firearms looted from policemen during the clashes. According to the police, he was holed up in the house of Congress leader Romesh Sharma in Delhi.
"Tevatia was taken to Noida Phase II court. Around 1.30 pm, he was produced before ACJM Anil Yadav. After 40 minutes of hearing, the judge sent him to 14 days of judicial custody. He was sent to the Dasna Jail in Ghaziabad," said deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Ambesh Tyagi. The DSP said the police would take him in remand later.
"On Saturday evening, we took Tevatia to Bhatta-Parsaul from where firearms looted from police on May 7 were recovered. A rifle belonging to a constable who was killed in the clash was also recovered. A carbine was also recovered which was looted from constable Udayveer," the DSP said.
"Earlier, we had arrested Prem Vir, an associate of Tevatia, from Noida on June 11. On June 7, the police arrested Satpal Choudhary for providing shelter to Tevatia." A manhunt has been launched to arrest other four accused who are still at large. They are Neeraj Malik, Kiran Pal, Gaje Singh and Manoj Singh. "We are also searching for the firearms acquired by Tevatia to wage a war against the State," said the DSP.