After hearing the bail application of dismissed senior police inspector Arun Borude, who is an accused in a minor girl’s rape case, ML Tahaliyani, principal judge of the Mumbai civil and sessions court, transferred the case to another court on Tuesday.
Judge RG Avchat, who heard the anticipatory bail application afresh, is likely to pass an order on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, the stage government appointed advocate Niteen Pradhan as the special public prosecutor in the case on Monday. Pradhan informed the court that the 15-year-old victim had been discharged from Rajawadi Hospital.
“Why is an exception being made for him (Borude)? He is a police officer and custodian of law,” said Pradhan, insisting the presence of Borude in the court during the hearing of his anticipatory bail application. “He cannot defy the system.”
Pradhan also told the court that Borude had no remorse. “He is saying that I don’t want to come to court, let the court decide on my anticipatory bail application,” said Pradhan, adding that Borude is practically telling the court to go to hell. Arguing about the lapses in the police investigation, Pradhan argued that there were errors, but no malice.
Borude’s name cropped up in the case when Shanta Gaikwad, who allegedly induced the minor to indulge in sexual acts with Borude and others, was arrested by the Powai police on November 2 after the victim’s mother filed a complaint.