July 3, 2009 11:50:07 am
A sessions court adjourned the hearing of Bollywood actor Shiney Ahuja’s bail application,arrested for allegedly raping his maid,till July seven after the defence sought more time.
Defence lawyer Shrikant Shivade told the court that he would require time to go through the prosecution’s reply and the investigation reports submitted by the police.
Ahuja was arrested on June 15 after his domestic help accused him of raping her while they were alone at his house.
Police officials said DNA and medical reports of the victim and Ahuja had corroborated the allegations made by the maid in FIR.
Chief Minister Ashok Chavan had said the case would be committed to a fast track court soon to ensure justice and rehabilitation would be provided to the victim.
Ahuja’s judicial custody has been extended till July 16 and is currently lodged in the Arthur Road jail in central Mumbai.
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