The Bombay High Court on Monday rejected the anticipatory bail application of dismissed senior police inspector Arun Borude, accused of raping a minor girl in suburban Powai.
Justice RC Chavan said the fact that Borude was "running away from investigations" instead of helping his colleagues unearth the truth "is a glaring suspicious circumstance" against him, which is why he is not entitled to any relief.
Borude has been absconding since November 9 following registration of FIR against him and four others on November 1 for allegedly raping a 15-year-old girl on several occasions between February and March this year in a flat in the building 'Emerald Court' in suburban Powai.
Borude resides with his family in an adjacent flat. The rape incident came to light when the victim gave birth to a baby girl in October in a suburban hospital.
The sessions court had last month rejected Borude's anticipatory bail plea after observing that prima facie there was evidence against him. Borude then approached the High Court seeking bail.