Meghalaya cops take custody of BJP leader arrested in UP
Hapur (UP): At a time when the central probe agencies are grilling the opposition leaders, two incidents have put the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) into trouble. The one is related to a bar allegedly owned by a family member of a Union Minister in Goa and other is connected to BJP vice-president of Meghalaya Bernard N Marak who has been accused of running a sex racket in his farmhouse in Meghalaya’s Tura district. Marak was arrested from Pilkhua area in Hapur district of Uttar Pradesh.
Immediately after getting information about his arrest, a team of Meghalaya police reached the Pilkhua police station in UP and took the custody of the BJP leader. They took him back to Tura, an official of Hapur police said on Wednesday. The state police raided the farmhouse in Tura district of Meghalaya on Friday and arrested 73 people. They also rescued six minors: four boys and two girls.
According to reports, the Pilkhua police, with the help of special operations group, arrested Marak near a toll plaza near Ghaziabad border on Tuesday. As soon as the raid began in his farmhouse in Tura, Marak ran away from the state whose police issued a lookout notice for him. Marak, however, said that he had nothing to do with the issue and that the chief minister Conard Sangma was taking political revenge. Sangma said that he had never issued any order to put Marak behind bars.