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Bernard Marak sent to 6-day police custody after recovery of explosives

Bernard Marak was arrested again in connection with the recovery of explosives from his farmhouse and is booked under the explosive substances act.

Bernard Marak has been sent to 6-day police custody. Marak is already in 14-day judicial custody in connection with an alleged prostitution racket case that was being run from his farmhouse.

It was last night when Marak was arrested again from the Tura jail.

It may be mentioned that Bernard Marak was arrested again in connection with the recovery of explosives from his farmhouse and is booked under the explosive substances act.

Meanwhile, Meghalaya Assembly Speaker and UDP President Metbah Lyngdoh while responding to Bernard Marak’s latest police custody said that it was imperative for the law to take its own course.

However, when asked about the allegations of any political vendetta against Marak, Metbah Lyngdoh refrained from speaking on the issue.

Metbah Lyngdoh has stated that UDP and HSPDP are still there under the banner of RDA till the end of this term. Speaking to the media, Lyngdoh said there will be no pre-poll alliance with the National People’s Party, however, it will honor the one with the Hill State People’s Democratic Party that was endorsed before 2018 under the Regional Democratic Alliance till the end of the present term.

Further, Lyngdoh said that with elections just around the corner, UDP is ready to fight with any party and ensure that its candidates, team, and organization are in place to fight with any candidates from any political party.

He stated the party will stress the quality of the candidates, particularly those with a mind-set to work for the people of the state.

First Published: 12th August, 2022 12:39 IST

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