Itanagar, Feb 4 (PTI): A dismissed police officer, prime accused of the MMS sex scandal involving two minors that rocked Arunachal Pradesh last year, was arrested after being into hiding for nearly a year, the police said on Saturday.
The Special Investigating Team (SIT) arrested ASI Boham Bo from his native house at Wangun Ponthai in Bordumsa area of Changlang district yesterday.
Bo and four constables of Daporijo police station in Upper Subansiri district allegedly forced a minor boy and a girl to have sex inside the police station, video recording it in a mobile phone and circulating it as an MMS clip.
The two were caught from Tadak Dulom bridge in Pakam Colony before bringing them to the Daporijo police station.
Though the incident occurred on June 12, 2009, it was known only early last year when a member of Arunachal Pradesh Women Welfare Society, a women's organisation, received the clip. The society then lodged a complaint to the State Women's Commission which led to the arrest of Bo and others.
"The police had arrested all the accused. But Bo has been evading law enforcement agencies since he got bail," DIG Anil Shukla, who has been supervising the probe since the SIT took over the case in April last year, said.
A fake CBI identity card, maps of Tirap, Changlang and Lohit districts, a mobile phone, and other documents were seized from Bo during arrest, the DIG said adding he was being taken to Itanagar.
Bo was arrested on March 21 last year from the Police Training Centre in Papum Pare district, where he was under training. However, he went underground after getting a transit bail to report to the CJM in Upper Subansiri.
He was dismissed from service on May 12 and was declared a proclaimed offender on November 19.