Meghalaya police recovered huge cache of explosives, weapons from Rimpu Bagan

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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state vice-president Bernard Marak was brought back to Tura by Meghalaya police in the afternoon of July 28
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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state vice-president Bernard Marak

Guwahati: The West Garo Hills police on Thursday recovered explosives and other weapons from the private farmhouse (Rimpu Bagan) of Bernard N Marak, where police had earlier busted a sex racket during a raid last July 22, 2022.

The major recovery comes after a team from the District Child Protection Unit and police went to Rimpu Bagan to collect the rescued children’s clothes and books, informed Superintendent of police VS Rathore.

“The police team discovered one small door-like structure during this exercise. Following explosives and other weapons were recovered when the police broke open the door,” said the SP West Garo Hills.

The recovered materials included 35 gelatine sticks, 100 detonators, four crossbows and 15 arrows.

“All items were seized in the presence of independent witnesses and will be presented in court shortly,” added the SP.

Following this, the district police will file charges against Bernard N. Marak alias Rimpu under the Explosives Substances Act of 1908.

Meanwhile, after being granted transit remand by a lower court in Uttar Pradesh on July 27, arrested Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state vice-president Bernard Marak was brought back to Tura by Meghalaya police in the afternoon of July 28.

After arriving at Guwahati airport from Delhi on Thursday morning, the BJP district council member was escorted to Tura.

He was later produced before a judicial magistrate court in Tura, which issued a non-bailable arrest warrant for the saffron leader on July 25 after he failed to surrender for several days following a raid on his farmhouse, Rimpu Bagan, last July 22.

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