The District and Sessions Court here on Thursday sent Maoist leader Roopesh to police custody till September 16. He was produced before the court on a warrant issued to the Central Prison, Coimbatore. Roopesh was the prime accused in a case registered by the Vellamunda police. According to the police, Roopesh and four others barged into the house of Pramod, a police constable at Mattilayam near Vellamunda, on April 24, 2014, with machine guns and shouting slogans against the government of India. Later, they set fire to his motorcycle kept on the premises of the house. The accused was charged under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, Indian Arms Act, and Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, 1969. On an application filed by Public Prosecutor P. Anupaman, Sessions Judge M.R. Anitha granted the police custody of Roopesh for six days.