July 9, 2009 1:49:02 am
A session court on Wednesday rejected Shiney Ahujas bail plea observing that prima facie evidence was strong enough to make a case against Ahuja. The court further observed that rape is a serious offence and police investigation is still on.
The 36-year-old actor,currently lodged in the Arthur Road jail,was arrested in June for allegedly raping his domestic help at his residence in suburban Oshiwara.
Ahuja had moved a bail application claiming he came from a respectable family and is wrongly implicated in the case.
Shineys lawyer,Shrikant Shivade,had earlier argued that the entire case against him had been concocted. Shivade on Wednesday argued that a conspiracy was hatched against Ahuja. He said that the victim was wrongly implicating him. He maintained that as there were no external injuries seen on the body of the victim,it could just tantamount to a case of consensual sex.
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Special Public Prosecutor R V Kini,however,opposed the actors bail stating that medical and forensic reports of the accused as well as the victim had been reported positive.
Ahujas lawyer told the court that Ahuja would stay away from Mumbai and Raigad,from where the victim hails,till the chargesheet is filed.
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