Bhopal, July 15
Bhopal-based newspaper proprietor Pyare Miyan (68) who was on the run after 5 women and a lady accused him of rape was arrested in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, the town police mentioned right here.
Earlier within the day, the police claimed to have seized porn CDs, high-end vehicles, liquor bottles and bones of untamed animals amongst different issues throughout raids on his properties.
“We had information from sources that he was in Srinagar. He was arrested in coordination with local police,” mentioned Superintendent of Police (Bhopal South) Sai Krishna Thota.
Thota, who’s heading the particular investigation staff which is probing the case, mentioned a staff had been despatched to Srinagar and Miyan was prone to be introduced right here by Thursday morning.
Apart from a case of rape underneath the Indian Penal Code and offences underneath the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO), the police additionally invoked the Excise Act and Wildlife Act following seizure of liquor, an antler and bones of untamed animals from his flats.
Sections of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act have been additionally invoked as two of the minor women belong to those communities, the police mentioned.
“CDs, DVDs, pen drives and hard disks containing pornographic material were seized from five properties of Miyan in Bhopal and Indore in the last two days. These also include child pornographic content,” Thota instructed PTI.
The complainants had instructed the police that Miyan used to point out them porn movies, he mentioned.
The seized autos included an Audi and a Pajero, the SP mentioned, including that these autos have been used to ferry women to Miyan’s flats.
One of the flats was additionally discovered to have a dance ground and a big bar, in accordance with police sources.
“Four minor girls and a woman have filed complaints of rape against Miyan. The latest complaint was lodged by a minor girl at Koh-e-Fiza police station on Tuesday,” Thota mentioned.
During the final two days, the Bhopal administration razed a wedding corridor and an residence constructed illegally on authorities land by Miyan.
On Sunday, the police booked Miyan’s confederate Sweety Vishwakarma (21) after 5 women have been discovered roaming round in inebriated state. The women allegedly instructed the authorities that Miyan had invited them to a birthday celebration on the intervening evening of Saturday and Sunday in a flat in Shahpura space.
Meanwhile, the allotment of a authorities lodging to Miyan has been cancelled, an official mentioned. PTI