Borude`s absence delays hearing of other cases under him

The disappearance of dismissed police inspector Arun Borude, accused of raping a minor girl in suburban Powai, is not only causing a hurdle in his case but also in other cases which Borude has been investigating.

Last Updated: Nov 27, 2010, 22:06 PM IST

Mumbai: The disappearance of dismissed
police inspector Arun Borude, accused of raping a minor girl
in suburban Powai, is not only causing a hurdle in his case
but also in other cases which Borude has been investigating,
the prosecution has said.

Borude, a senior police inspector of L T Marg police
station in south Mumbai, is absconding ever since a case was
registered against him and three others on November 7 for
allegedly raping a 15-year-old girl.

Police are now trying to transfer all the cases being
investigated by Borude.

The case of Nooriya Haveliwala, who earlier this year was
arrested for ramming her SUV into six persons at Marine Drive,
killing two persons including a traffic police inspector, was
also under the investigation of Borude. After spending two
months in jail, Nooriya was released on bail.

Police had immediately approached a sessions court seeking cancellation of her bail.

"There has been a long delay already. Now with the
investigation officer himself embroiled in a controversy, it
has become difficult for us to take the case forward," public
prosecutor R V Kini said.

The case has been already adjourned on two dates in the
past one month, Kini said, adding he has requested the police
to appoint another investigating officer in the case.

"We have been appearing before the court on every hearing
with our arguments ready. But it gets adjourned due to the
absence of investigating officer," Nooriya`s lawyer Renuka
Laxmeshwar said.

PTI