Shiney Ahuja Gets Bail In Rape Case Will Have To Stay In Delhi
Actor Shiney Ahuja, accused of raping his 20-year-old maid, was released on bail by the Bombay high court on Thursday, after over three months in custody.
Stating that the "possibility of (the actor) tampering with evidence cannot be ruled out", justice AP Deshpande granted bail to the actor on the condition that he leaves Mumbai and stays in Delhi.
Shiney may be released on Saturday after formalities of furnishing the bail bond of Rs50,000 in the Sewri fast-track court are complete.
The court ordered him to provide surety of the same amount but granted him three weeks to arrange for it.
Shiney's wife, Anupam, film director Ashok Pandit, filmmaker Pritish Nandy and family friends were present in court.
The actor has to inform the Oshiwara police and jail superintendent of his residence in Delhi and visit the nearest police station in Delhi every week, the court ordered.
The court allowed him to come to Mumbai for hearings in the fast-track court, where his trial is yet to begin. The court also ordered him not to offer inducements directly or indirectly to witnesses.
Anupam had left her job as a marketing executive after Shiney's arrest.
Ahuja has told the court he will move to Delhi to stay with his parents. He has to submit his passport to the police so that he cannot leave the country without permission. He will also have to report every week to a police station in Delhi. Ahuja has been denied bail twice in the past.
Reacting to the grant of bail, his wife Anupam Ahuja said: "I am overwhelmed that he has got bail. Our faith in judiciary has been restored. We have to now start planning our next step."
According to the order we have to live in Delhi so we will move there, she added.
Shiney's lawyers gave the argument that the evidence presented did not prove rape. Also that if at all something happened it was consensual.
They also argued that with the chargesheet filed, Shiney could in no way influence the investigation or the witness, especially as the victim is in police protection.
The prosecution insisted that Ahuja should stay in as it had the medical and forensic evidence to keep him there.
The argument has worked more than once in lower courts, but not this time.
Ahuja is now free to get back to a career that currently rests on the success of a yet to released film.
Source: DNA & NDTV
Re: Shiney Ahuja Gets Bail In Rape Case Will Have To Stay In Delhi
Beware all maids in Delhi .. rofl
The Super Star is coming lol