ITANAGAR, Feb 5 � A dismissed police officer, the key accused in the MMS sex scandal that rocked Arunachal Pradesh last year, has been arrested after going into hiding for nearly a year, police said today.
The Special Investigating Team (SIT) arrested ASI Boham Bo from his 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 station and recorded the act in a mobile phone and circulated it as an MMS clip.
Though the incident occurred on June 12, 2009, the incident came to light 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 at the State Women 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,� said DIG Anil Shukla, who has been supervising the probe since the SIT took over the case in April last year.
A fake CBI identity card, 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. � PTI