West Garo Hills police arrested another person for his alleged role in the July 24 Tura violence.
ACHIK leader Labenn Ch Marak, who was a former Meghalaya Civil Services officer, was one of the leaders on an indefinite hunger strike before the meeting with Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma.
The other two leaders, Bernita R Marak and Balkarin Ch Marak are still absconding.
All three are alleged instigators of the violence. Recently, the Meghalaya High Court rejected their plea for anticipatory bail, which paved way for their arrest by police.
The leaders had sought anticipatory bail from the High Court after police have charged them under various sections of the IPC, Section 13 of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, Section 6A, 6B, 8A and 8B of Meghalaya (Maintenance of Public Order) Act and Sections 3 and 4 of Prevention to Damage to Public Property Act.
Marak has been remanded in police custody till August 21.
The police are still investigating the matter and are looking for the other two leaders.
Violence broke out after a mob gathered outside the CM’s Mini Secretariat and started pelting stones.
About 18 police personnel were injured and 21 government and private vehicles were damaged. The chief minister and other government officials escaped unharmed.