Calcutta, Mar 9 (PTI): A city court on Saturday gave the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) 10 days custody of Trinamool Congress councillor Mohammed Iqbal alias Munna, who was named in the February 12 violence here in which a police sub-inspector was shot dead.
Iqbal had been absconding and was arrested by the CID from Bihar on Friday after a long chase.
Iqbal was produced on Saturday in the Alipore court by the CID on a transit remand.
The judge rejected Iqbal's bail petition and granted the CID his custody for 10 days.
He would be produced before the court again on March 20.
A large crowd gathered outside the Alipore court as a CID team brought Iqbal, a local TMC councillor and borough chairman of the Garden Reach area, there and held demonstration in his support. Police had a tough time in controlling the crowd.
Earlier, a team of Kolkata police had produced Iqbal before the Gaya magistrate and sought for a production warrant which was granted.
Deputy Superintendent of Police, Rail, Arun Kumar Tiwari said Iqbal, who was arrested from a PCO booth in Dehri-on-Sone near Gaya on Thursday, was brought here under CID custody.
Sub-inspector Tapas Choudhury was shot dead during clashes between Congress and TMC supporters near Hari Mohan Ghosh College in Garden Reach in Kolkata during distribution of nomination forms for student union elections on February 12.