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M’laya & Assam Police jointly conduct raid

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  6 Jan 2017 12:00 AM GMT



SHILLONG, Jan 5: The Meghalaya Police assisted by the Assam counterpart raided parts of Guwahati city on Thursday to trace the absconding local MLA Julius Dorphang and a look out notice has been sent by East Khasi Hills district police to all the neighboring states.

Dorphang is accused involvement in a crime that pertains to charged under section 3 (a) of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, and 366(A) of the Indian Pel Code (IPC) which deals in Immoral Trafficking Prevention Act (ITPA).

Based on intelligence inputs, a joint raid was carried out in Hatigaon, Guwahati, but the legislator, who is also the one time leader of the proscribed Hynniewtrep tiol Liberation Council (HNLC), could not be found. After a Non-Bailable Arrest Warrant (NDAW) against the Independent MLA from Mawhati was issued by the District Session Court on Wednesday surveillance was carried in almost every probable place and a raid was carried out today, stated the Superintendent of Police (City) Vivek Syiem on Thursday.

As per the inventory in the District Session Court, a state lawyer moved a petition on Wednesday for his surrender. It was a flip-flop show after the absconding counsel pulled out. On Thursday morning, the talks that did the round are about his possible surrender before the court and it turned out to be run up of the mill.

The Superintendent of Police (city) while asserting that his investigating team is under ‘no and never succumb’ to any political pressure told The Sentinel, “We have added more cases against the absconding legislator under POCSO and further evidences are being build up,” stated Syiem. Meanwhile, the closed aides of militant leader turned MLA were summoned to know his actual whereabouts. They were surrendered HNLC militants who were part of his coterie till he absconded after December 29.

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