A brothel has been busted in Tura, Meghalaya. It is alleged that BJP Vice President Bernard N. Marak ran this brothel. In this case, the police had raided a farmhouse. The police have also arrested 73 people.
The brothel was reportedly being run in a farmhouse known as Rimpu Bagan. This farmhouse belongs to Marak. The police raided the farmhouse based on intelligence inputs.
West Garo Hills SP Vivekanand Singh said, “The six children who have been rescued were locked up in dirty rooms in Rimpu Bagan. It is alleged that it was being run as a brothel for prostitution by Bernard N Marak and his associates. He said that all the rescued children had been handed over to the District Child Protection Officer (DCPO) for safety and further necessary action.
The SP also said that around 400 liquor bottles and about 500 unused condoms were recovered during the raid. The official said that there are 30 small rooms in this farmhouse.
“In addition to the present case, several verbal complaints were being received by respected residents of Tura city area that several unethical activities were going on in Rimpu Bagan owned by Bernard N Marak,” a police statement said.
However, Bernard N. Marak claims that he helped the operation by informing the police. He is not a fugitive at all. He is cooperating with the police in the investigation. He claims that all the allegations levelled against him are false. He also claimed that those who have been arrested from the resort are not involved in any indecent act.
Later, He told the media that the state’s chief minister, Konrad Sangma, had conducted the raid with the police. He was raided due to political vendetta. He is being framed in a false case.