July 2, 2009 10:01:48 am
A local court extended the judicial custody of actor Shiney Ahuja,held on charges of raping his domestic help,till July 16,even as the actor informed he was not keeping well.
“I am not well but even then I came to court,” Ahuja said when asked by the Magistrate if he had anything to say.
The actor,who was dressed in a blue t-shirt and jeans was silent through the rest of the hearing at a magistrate’s court in suburban Andheri.
His wife Anupam was absent in the court but the actor’s father was present. He,however,refused to speak with media persons who were in the court room.
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In another development,Shiney’s bail petition will come up for hearing tomorrow in a sessions court. Ahuja may not come to court but his lawyers would plead for his bail.
Ahuja was arrested on June 15 after his domestic help accused him of raping her while they were alone at his house.
Despite the actor’s wife denying the incident,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 speedy justice. He had said rehabilitation would be provided to the victim.
Ahuja has been in judicial custody since June 18 and is lodged at the Arthur Road jail since then.
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