HC rejects cop`s bail plea in minor girl rape case

Bombay High Court rejected the anticipatory bail application of dismissed senior police inspector Arun Borude, accused of raping a minor girl.

Mumbai: 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 R C 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 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.

PTI

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