TURA: Meghalaya BJP vice president Bernard Marak, who was arrested at Hapur in Uttar Pradesh, has been brought back to the state.

A team of Meghalaya police arrived at Tura with BJP leader Bernard Marak on Thursday.

The police will seek a 14-day custody of the Meghalaya BJP leader.

Meghalaya BJP vice president Bernard Marak was arrested by the Uttar Pradesh police on July 26.

Bernard Marak has been accused of running a prostitution racket at his farmhouse near Tura in West Garo Hills district of Meghalaya.

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The Meghalaya police made this claim following a raid on Friday night (July 22) at Rimpu Bagan farmhouse of Meghalaya BJP vice president Bernard Marak. 

A total of 73 people, including 24 girls, were taken into custody by the Meghalaya police following the raid. 

The police also rescued five children – four boys and a girl – who were kept under lock and key in unhygienic conditions. 

Notably, the Bernard Marak was the former chairman of a disbanded militant group and had more than 25 criminal cases against him since the early 2000s.

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