Dismissed encounter specialist Arun Borude, 51, who is absconding after being accused of raping a minor girl, has conducted an “offence of moral turpitude” and “unbecoming” of a police officer and hence does not deserve relief from the court, said an affidavit filed by a police officer in the Bombay high court.
Assistant commissioner of police, Narsing Sherkhane, in his affidavit opposing the anticipatory bail application filed by Borude said he, despite being in charge of the LT Marg police station, has abstained from duty since November 8 and not made himself available for investigation. Borude had filed an anticipatory bail application last week claiming that he is being victimised.
Opposing his application, Sherkhane's affidavit said Borude is "not only accused of repeatedly raping a 15-year-old helpless girl, but that too at a premises (A-404 of Emerald Co-Operative Housing Society) attached by the court."
Borude, who resides in flat A-403 of Emerald Co-Operative Housing Society, broke open the seal of the adjoining flat, A-404, which was also used for committing rape on the minor girl, states the affidavit.
“The lock was broken open and occupied by Borude and his family,” adds the affidavit.
Sherkhane's affidavit states that despite the sessions court granting him interim protection, he failed to remain present before the court.
A case was lodged after a 15-year-old victim lodged a complaint in November at Powai police station alleging she was raped on several occasions by more than three persons at different places including a flat in Andheri.
The case came to light after the girl became pregnant and delivered a girl in October.
Borude was named by arrested accused Shanta Gaikwad, who allegedly induced the minor to indulge in sexual acts.