Manish Deewan, who allegedly shot at and injured BJP leader Brijpal Teotia earlier this month, was arrested in Ghaziabad on Tuesday by the Uttar Pradesh Police after a brief encounter.
He was nabbed near Manan Dhaam Duhai on Delhi-Meerut Road while he was travelling by a bike without registration number, police said.
Shooter who allegedly shot at Brijpal Teotia held after encounter
Manish told the police that he was on his way from Jhansi to his in-laws house at Dehradun, police said.
Police claimed to have recovered a US made .30 caliber carbine and live cartridges from his possession.
Superintendent of police (rural area) Rakesh Pandey said since the attack on Teotia on August 11, police had been raiding Manish’s hideouts and were tracing his location through electronic surveillance and some informers were also giving inputs.
Teotia, his security guards and driver, had sustained serious injuries when Manish, along with his 13 accomplices, allegedly fired indiscriminately on the BJP leader’s Scorpio at Raoli Road Murad Nagar while he was returning to Ghaziabad after attending a function.
STF has taken Manish to Greater Noida for further interrogation, police said.