Some statements indicate that Arun Borude is a womaniser and involved in the rape case, the sessions court observed, while rejecting the anticipatory bail application of the dismissed senior inspector, who has been on the run since he was accused of raping a minor.
The Hindustan Times has a copy of the sessions court’s order passed on November 24.
“There is prima facie evidence to indicate the applicant’s involvement in the rape, a serious offence. In spite of interim protection he did not remain present before the court,” judge RG Avchat said.
The court had observed that the statement of the co-accused, Shantabai Gaikwad (though not admissible), indicated that she took the victim to Borude.
The court, however, did not consider Borude’s argument that Gaikwad was his informer saying there was nothing more than Borude’s statement to support this claim.
“I have heard the entire recorded call to find that the applicant [Borude] did have a rapport with the co-accused, Shantabai. The talk further indicates that the applicant got wind of something amiss with the call abruptly cut off,” judge Avchat had said.
“He [Borude] knew the co-accused, Shantabai, has been arrested before the call. It appears that something of the investigation was leaked to the applicant.”
The court also observed that there were indications the applicant did not know that the call was being recorded. “He [Borude] therefore came with a false claim of having received a call from some police officer. The applicant appears to have lodged a false report with a higher-up,” Avchat observed.
Borude had written to the commissioner of police on December 9 that he feared being implicated in the case. “I questioned [Borude’s] advocate to let me know the reason behind the applicant’s alleged false implication in the offence in question. The advocate was unable to offer any explanation,” the court said.
The court said Borude took possession of the flat next to his in Emerald Cooperative Housing Society at Andheri “unauthorisedly”. The judge said he was a police officer with scant regard for law.