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Borude's family seeks inquiry into his death, will move HC

mumbai Updated: Jan 04, 2011 01:43 IST
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Navin Chomal, counsel for dismissed police inspector, Arun Borude who was found injured near the tracks at Srirampur in Ahmednagar and later died in a Shirdi hospital, has said the Borude family will file a writ petition in the Bombay high court for an inquiry into the circumstances leading to Borude's death.

The plea will also include an inquiry into the rape allegation made against Borude by a minor girl, which resulted in his implication and subsequent dismissal from the force.

"There is something more than what meets the eye," Chomal told Hindustan Times on Monday while disputing police claims that Borude committed suicide by throwing himself before a running train. "They (police) want to bury the truth. Prima facie, the injuries suffered by Borude did not correspond to an accident injury," Chomal said adding that he will finalise the date for the writ in consultation with Borude's younger brother Prakash, who will be coming to Mumbai in a couple of days.

Chomal claimed Borude's death was as mysterious as his implication in the rape. "The girl had specifically told the police that she had been raped four times and that too the perpetrators on all the occasions happened to be young men. However, despite the fact that no specific allegation had been made against Borude, he was victimized," he claimed. It may be recalled that Chomal had earlier demanded a judicial inquiry into the incident.

Borude's relatives cremated his body on Friday. Meanwhile, additional director general of police, Railways (GRP), Raj Khilnani said the postmortem reports had established the suicide while ruling out any foul play. "We have come to the conclusion that it was a suicide. We will put our findings before a magistrate who will decide on closure of the case," Khilnani said adding, "If anyone has any doubt, he has all the rights to seek legal recourse to clear the doubts."