Controversial encounter specialist Arun Borude, whose name has cropped up in a rape case involving a minor, will be summoned for an identification parade before the victim. Borude, who is presently posted as senior inspector at the LT Marg police station, has gone on sick leave earlier this week.
According to sources at the Powai police station, which is investigating the case, summons would be issued to Borude’s residence asking him to show up for an identification parade as per procedure followed while investigating such cases.
Shanta Gaikwad, who allegedly induced the minor, who resides at Powai with her mother, to indulge in sexual acts has named Borude and another man, reportedly an estate agent in connection with the case.
Gaikwad, a housemaid who doubled up as a pimp, is presently in the Powai police’s custody. Though she was initially reluctant to name anyone, later on she named her ‘customers’. From the call records of her mobilephone, the police managed to establish the duo’s identity.
The need for Borude’s identification parade has become imperative in view of the fact that the victim said she did not know the identity of those who had ‘relations’ with her. However, she would be able to identify them if they were shown to her.
According to sources, if the victim identified Borude, his arrest would become inevitable.
Meanwhile, joint commissioner of police, Rajnish Seth said the investigation in the case was still on. “The role of any officer/s, who figures in our probe will be thoroughly examined,” said Seth.
The Powai police arrested Gaikwad on November 2, and are investigating the case for more leads. “Till the time we don’t have strong evidence, it would be improper to comment. The guilty party will definitely be brought to book,” said Ashok Jadhav, senior police inspector from Powai police station.
Despite repeated attempts, Borude was unavailable to comment. He did not reply to text messages sent on his mobilephone.
Meanwhile, according to sources, if the victim identified Borude, his DNA profiling will be done in order to match it with that of the baby girl who was prematurely delivered by the victim on October 17 at Rajawadi Hospital. The victim and her daughter have been provided protection at the hospital by the Powai police.