The Delhi Police on Wednesday told a court here that Sukhdev Singh Namdhari used his own vehicles – one Scorpio and two Bolero cars from Meerut – and men from his “armed Sikh Brigade” to help in “forcibly trespassing” into the disputed South Delhi farmhouse leading to a shootout on November 17 that left liquor baron Ponty Chadha and his brother Hardeep dead.

Metropolitan Magistrate Rajinder Singh extended the police custody of Sukhdev Singh Namdhari by two more days after police told the court that the sacked Chairman of Uttarakhand Minority Commission had not disclosed that the vehicles and armed men were brought from Meerut. Namdhari has been booked for murder, trespassing, and destruction of evidence.

The police said Namdhari had allegedly disclosed that his 10 alleged associates, who are also his relatives, are hiding in Saharanpur in U.P., Ponta Sahib (Dehra Dun) and Sirmor in Himachal Pradesh. The police alleged that Namdhari had procured arms licences and weapons for his “khalsa brigade” from Amritsar in Punjab with the help of a Malkit Singh and these were the same weapons used during the shootout.