Even as newspaper owner Pyare Miyan, who has been accused of raping minor girls, continues to be on the run, police have arrested three persons including his manager and a woman who allegedly helped him procure the children. Miyan has been bringing out Afkar daily from Bhopal.
The police have searched the 68-year-old’s flat and reportedly recovered child pornography, sex toys, antlers and expensive liquor. They also collected details about his trips abroad — where he would allegedly take along the minor victims — and the properties he owns in Bhopal and Indore.
On Sunday morning, a group of girls, who were apparently lost, named Miyan as the man who allegedly exploited them in his flats after offering them food and drink. The police arrested a 21-year-old woman, an alleged associate, while Miyan managed to escape.
On Tuesday, the administration demolished another property owned by Miyan. On Monday, it has pulled down his wedding hall just next to this property. Miyan had also allegedly encroached on government land near his flat and this was also cleared by the authorities on Tuesday.
SP (South) Sai Krishna Thota told The Indian Express that Miyan had traveled abroad in the last few years and was always accompanied by his minor victims who would call him Abbu. Some foreign visits were ostensibly for treatment of his ailments.
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