Shillong, Oct. 24: Meghalaya High Court today rejected the anticipatory bail application of dismissed police sub-inspector Nurul Islam.
Islam, accused of molesting and raping two minor girls at Ampati in the South West Garo Hills in March this year, had been declared an “absconder” by a local court earlier this year.
On September 24, Meghalaya police dismissed Islam, 48, from his job.
Sources today said Justice S.R. Sen after hearing Islam’s legal counsels and the state government’s advocate, rejected the bail application.
The source said the Supreme Court had last year ruled that anticipatory bail should not be granted to a person who has been declared an “absconder” under Section 82 CrPC.
Islam, who was in-charge of Ampati police station, had been in hiding since June 2. He had allegedly raped a 14-year-old in Ampati police station on March 13 and her 17-year-old sister at gunpoint in their house on March 31.
The police had registered a case against Islam at Ampati police station under Section 376 (2) (1a) IPC and Sections 6 and 10 of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012.
However, until now, Islam has evaded arrest.
Islam is the second cop to be dismissed from service this year, after sub-inspector S.N. Roy was terminated from service last month for his alleged involvement in the gang rape of a schoolgirl.