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Meghalaya BJP leader Bernard N Marak, accused of running brothel, nabbed in UP

Yesterday, a court in Tura issued a non-bailable warrant against the Meghalaya leader.

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BJP politician Bernard N. Marak had been arrested by Uttar Pardesh police after Meghalaya police had issued a lookout alert on Tuesday. At the checkpoint of the national highway, Marak was detained. Yesterday, a court in Tura issued a non-bailable warrant against the Meghalaya leader.

Marak had been charged for operating a "brothel" at his farmhouse in the West Garo Hills region of Meghalaya. Police arrested 73 people after performing a raid at the farmhouse on Saturday (June 23), rescuing six minors. Along with dozens of cars, authorities reportedly recovered hundreds of liquor bottles, condoms, and other items from the farmhouse known as "Rimpu Bagan."

Marak is facing charges under various sections of the IPC and the Immoral Trafficking (Prevention) Act, 1956. He has more than 25 criminal cases registered against him since the early 2000s across the northeastern state.

Marak was the chairman of the now disbanded armed rebel group ANVC(B), a breakaway faction of Achik National Volunteer Council, before he joined the BJP and won the tribal council elections from Tura.

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(With inputs from PTI)

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