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Farmer leader Tewatia arrested in south Delhi


New Delhi/Noida : Farmer leader Manveer Singh Tewatia was Saturday arrested from New Delhi’s Tilak Bridge area, allegedly for instigating farmers’ violence in Bhatta-Parsaul in May. Tewatia was nabbed by Uttar Pradesh police after a three-km chase through the city, police said.

“Today (Saturday) we arrested Manveer Singh Tewatia in Hauz Khas area. For the past 15 days, we were keeping a close watch on house No. C-31 in Hauz Khas. We arrested him following a tip-off last night,” said Noida Senior Superintendent of Police S.N. Singh.

The caretaker of the Hauz Khas house in south Delhi, where Tewatia was hiding, is Sansar Chand.

“On Saturday morning, our team followed Tewatia when he was going from Hauz Khas in a blue Esteem car in which there was also a woman and a driver. On seeing the police, Tewatia jumped from the car and ran. He was caught after a three-km chase and was finally arrested,” Singh added.

The Uttar Pradesh police had announced a reward of Rs.50,000 for his arrest. He was arrested around 11.45 a.m.

Tewatia has been taken to Noida.

“We are verifying who were his accomplices. The person, who was in touch with Tewatia, has been identified as Kesari Singh Gujjar. According to informers, Tewatia was about to hold a live press conference in Delhi with the help of Gujjar,” added the officer.

The police swung into action only after getting reliable information. It is also reported that the Esteem car was sent to Tewatia by Gujjar.