Tainted senior police inspector Arun Borude, who is on the run after being named an accused in a rape of a minor, was dismissed from the police force on Wednesday due to immoral conduct, said police commissioner Sanjeev Dayal.
“He has shamed the police department and the entire department is angry [with him],” said Dayal, adding that apart from being named in the Powai rape case, Borude is also wanted by the MIDC police for breaking into a sealed flat. “He has been charged for trespassing, house breaking and theft.”
The Powai police have booked Borude under Section 376 of the IPC and sections of Immoral Traffic Prevention Act, said Dayal. “Borude’s dismissal order comes into force with immediate effect,” said the commissioner of police and confirmed that D Sivanandhan, director general of police, had authorised the dismissal.
On November 13, the Hindustan Times had reported that Borude was facing dismissal and that the police were making a case against him. “We have reasons to believe that he was using the flat (for illegal activities),” said Dayal, who also hinted that the police have enough evidence against Borude.
According to Dayal, a team of policemen from Powai opened the flat on Wednesday after Shanta Gaikwad, an arrested accused, identified it. “When the flat was opened after due clearance from the court, it was found that evidence had been tampered with and some furniture was missing,” added Dayal. The police commissioner, however, refused to comment on whether an insider might have warned Borude about the investigation.
When asked about DNA reports, Dayal said the process would take time. “Even if the DNA matches with only one of the perpetrators, it doesn’t mean that the others will go unpunished,” he said.