Julius Dorphang

The Meghalaya High Court on Thursday granted bail to former MLA Julius Kitbok Dorphang, who was arrested in 2017 for allegedly raping a minor girl.

According to report, a single bench of the high court comprising justice Justice Wanlura Diengdoh granted bail to the former Mawhati MLA on medical ground.

Dorphang was booked under the POCSO Act three years ago for alleged sexual assault on a 14-year-old girl, who had fallen victim to a sex racket.

The former MLA was arrested from an inter-state bus terminus (ISBT) at Gorchuk in Guwahati after complaints were filed against him by the State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (SCPCR).

The 14-year-old had identified him in a photograph as one of the accused, who allegedly raped her multiple times.

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