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Framing of charges against Shiney stayed

The Bombay High Court on Tuesday stayed the framing of charges against actor Shiney Ahuja for a week after the prosecution sought time to file reply to a petition seeking copies of medical and forensic reports.

The Bombay High Court on Tuesday stayed the framing of charges against actor Shiney Ahuja for a week after the prosecution sought time to file reply to a petition seeking copies of medical and forensic reports.

A fast track court in Sewri was expected to frame charges against Shiney on Wednesday.

Shiney’s lawyer had approached the High Court seeking copies of medical and forensic reports of the actor and the victim,claiming the DNA reports of the two did not match. The sessions court had earlier rejected the application of Shiney’s lawyer observing that the defence lawyer did not require the documents to argue on the framing of charges. Justice S A Bobade on Tuesday stayed the framing of charges for a week after the prosecution sought time to file reply to the petition filed by the actor.

Shiney was arrested on June 15 after his domestic maid lodged a complaint with Oshivara police station that the actor had allegedly raped her at his residence. The wife and child of the actor were not at home when the alleged incident occurred.

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Police had on August 13 filed a 109-page chargesheet against the actor accusing him of rape,wrongful confinement and intimidation.