Seven absconding persons chargesheeted in the sensational case pertaining to the killing of liquor baron Ponty Chadha and his younger brother Hardeep in a shootout at their disputed farmhouse in South Delhi surrendered on Thursday before a court here which sent them to police custody for seven days.

The seven appeared before Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Raj Kumar Tripathi who remanded them to police custody till March 14.

The men, who are allegedly associates of sacked Uttarakahand Minority Commission chairperson S. S. Namdhari, are Satnam Singh alias Satte, Balkar Singh, Baaj Singh, Pargat Singh, Kulbir Singh, Bakshish Singh and Hardayal Singh. The court had earlier issued non-bailable warrants against them. Two others are still absconding.

The Delhi Police Crime Branch sought custody of the accused saying they were required to be taken to various places in Uttar Pradesh for recovery of weapons used in the November 17, 2012, shootout.

The police said the seven have also to be confronted with the call details and CCTV footage seized during investigation.

Sent to police custody till

March 14