SHILLONG, Jan 12 - Mawhati MLA , Julius Dorphang, an accused in a sexual assault case of a minor was today produced in the Court here and remanded to 14-days judicial custody.
Dorphang was produced after the five-day police remand was over and the Court remanded him to judicial custody. The police investigating team has prayed before the Court not to grant him bail for 90 days till the chargesheet is filed against him.
Sources said that Dorphang would be taken to Ri-Bhoi district and produced in the local Court there in regard to another case of sexual assault of the minor. The Mawhati MLA had allegedly taken the minor to a guest house in Motinagar here and also to a resort in Umiam, Ri-Bhoi district.
It is learnt that the police did not seek additional custody of the accused as he had cooperated with the police.
Meanwhile, the police have made two more arrests in the case. On Wednesday evening one Nirdesh Jain alias Appu, was nabbed from Paltan Bazaar in Guwahati. The arrested person was wanted in the sexual assault case of the minor. He was working as a petrol pump manager at Khliehriat, Jaintia Hills.
According to SP (City) Vivek Syiem, the accused fled from Khliehriat to Guwahati and was possibly trying to reach his native place in Madhya Pradesh. He has been booked under POCSO Act and forwarded to the Court and five day police remand has been prayed before the Court.
The police also apprehended one Elbert Shemphang Kharlukhi from here and booked him under POCSO. Elbert, a surrendered militant, is an assistant of Dorphang and was arrested on the charge of abetment in the case.
With this, the total number of arrested persons have gone up to eleven in the case.