ITANAGAR: The Special Investigating Team (SIT) of Arunachal Pradesh Police has arrested a police officer in connection with an MMS sex scandal involving two minors.
ASI Boham Bo, the prime accused in the scandal which rocked the state in recent times, was nabbed by police from his native house at Wangun Ponthai, 7 km from Bordumsa police station in Changlang district, on Friday. Bo and his four accomplices, all police constables, had created a statewide outrage by filming an indecent MMS of two under-age children inside Daporijo police station last year.
“Though state police arrested all the accused, Bo, after getting bail, was on the run since then,” said DIG Anil Shukla, who has been supervising the MMS case investigation since the SIT took over the probe on April 23 last year.
The MMS depicting the sexual act of a minor boy and girl, who, after being rounded up from Tadak Dulom bridge in Daporijo’s Pakam Colony, were confined to a room of the police station in Upper Subansiri. They were allegedly forced to have sex by Bo and his accomplices on June 12, 2009, which was captured on a mobile phone.
Daporijo police station inspector R N Hazarika had arrested Bo on March 21 from the Police Training Centre, Banderdewa. He was produced before Capital Complex chief judicial magistrate here, who had granted two-day bail remand and directed him to report to Upper Subansiri CJM on March 23. But Bo went underground and a massive search by police proved futile.
He was dismissed from service on May 12 last year and was declared an offender on November 19.
A fake CBI identity card was seized from Bo, along with 1,952 fired cartridges of .22 pistol, map of Tirap, Changlang and Lohit districts, a mobile telephone, a pocket telephone directory and a threat letter issued by an underground in 2007, the DIG said. He added that Bo was brought to Itanagar in the evening.
SP (Changlang) Tume Amo, who assisted the SIT team, said police had earlier seized single and double barrel guns from him. “We believe Bo has links with anti-social elements,” added Amo.