The Powai police, which is investigating the rape of a 15-year-old girl, on Wednesday moved an application before the magistrate’s court seeking that dismissed police inspector Arun Borude be declared a proclaimed absconder.
Prakash Mutial, deputy commissioner of police, told the Hindustan Times that the application would facilitate initiating subsequent legalities in order to seek his presence.
Mutial said the police will follow the law in getting a warrant issued against Borude, following which it will move for the attachment of his properties by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB).
“We will do whatever is prescribed under law in obtaining his presence,” he said.
Borude, who would travel in a Mitsubishi Pajero, reportedly owns several properties in Mumbai and his native town Ahmednagar. The Pajero, sources in the Powai police station said, was in his brother’s name.
According to sources, most of the flats that Borude bought were under dispute. He allegedly used his power and influence in transferring their ownership to his name by “negotiating” with the conflicting parties. Moreover, he owns several acres of land in Pune, apart from a colossal bungalow in Ahmednagar, sources said.
Mutial said their attempts to trace Borude have failed. He said several teams, which are currently on his trail, are still to get any ‘fruitful’ intelligence on his whereabouts.