Bollywood Actor Shiney Ahuja Arrested for Raping Domestic Aide

Bollywood actor Shiney Ahuja was arrested early Monday for allegedly raping his domestic help after preliminary tests conducted on his maid confirmed sexual assault, said a police official. Later in the day, he was sent to a judicial custody till June 18.

Police officials informed that the actor has been booked under sections of the IPC for rape (376), criminal intimidation (506) and wrongful confinement (342). The Oshiwara police had detained Ahuja on Sunday evening for interrogation.

The maid, aged 18, had been working with Ahuja for one-and-a-half month, said police.

“She approached the Oshiwara police at around 7 pm and told the police that Ahuja had raped her,” said Amitabh Gupta, additional commissioner of police.

She had come for domestic work to Ahuja’s flat, the plaintiff told the police, and actor’s wife was not at home at that time.

“He took me into his bedroom, gagged and raped me,” the victim is believed to have said in the FIR. The incident took place between 3 pm and 5 pm on Sunday.

“The complainant told the police that she was traumatised after the incident and went to her relatives’ place who along with the girl then approached the police station,” said DCP Niket Kaushik.

Immediately after the complaint was registered, the victim was referred to the Nagpada police hospital for a medical examination late Sunday night.

Also, a police team was immediately sent to Ahuja’s flat for calling him for inquiry, said an officer. Ahuja is married and is known for his roles in films like ‘Hazaroon Khwaishe’, ‘Aish’ and ‘Gangster’.

Mahesh Bhatt, who produced Gangster for Shiney Ahuja, said, “This is a body blow to me. I spoke to a top police official who told me that he was informed by his juniors at Oshiwara that Shiney claimed that he had sex with the consent of the maid. However, she has claimed that she was forced into it. The police officer added that they had to accept the woman’s version. I had spoken to Shiney only yesterday. If he is found guilty of rape, we have to condemn him.”

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