Former BJP corporator and party office-bearer Deepak alias Baba Misal was remanded in police custody for four days on Friday after he was produced before a magisterial court by Sahkarnagar Police.
Misal was arrested on Thursday in connection with an attempt-to-murder case in which Rajendra Deshmukh, executive president of a city-based sports club, had alleged that six men had tried to kill him on the directions of Misal.
The incident had occurred on December 2, 2014 when the assailants had allegedly attacked Deshmukh with sharp weapons 22 times and then had fired two bullets, injuring him grievously. After surgeries Deshmukh had survived.
Police had earlier arrested Parag Ashok Shah, 41, of Deep Bangalow Chowk and Jagdish Shrimant Shivekar, 27, of Ravet for trying to kill Deshmukh.
According to Sahkarnagar Police the attack was a fallout of a past dispute between Deshmukh and Misal and had hence booked the latter.
Misal had moved the Bombay High Court for anticipatory bail but his application was rejected.
Police requested the court for weeklong custody arguing that they wanted to probe and arrest other men who might have been a part of the conspiracy of the attack and are still absconding.
The JMFC court sent Misal to police custody till January 20.