Shiney Ahuja in police custody

A day after Shiney Ahuja was accused of rape by his maidservant, police arrested the 36-year-old Indian Bollywood actor early on Monday andProduced him in the Andheri magistrate’s court. The actor, who debuted in `Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi’ and went on to act in films such as `Gangster’ and `Woh Lamhe’, was remanded in police custody till Thursday.
Police told that they were awaiting results of medical tests to establish if the maid was below 18 and a minor. Doctors at the police hospital told that tests showed she was 17 to 18, which left the matter ambiguous.
The maid lodged a complaint on Sunday, alleging that Shiney raped her when the two of them were alone at home. Police sources said that Shiney’s wife Anupam Ahuja hired the maid about a month-and-a-half ago. Anupam was out of town when the alleged incident occurred. Two other hired helps, a cook and a full-time maid, were not at home.
The complainant told the police that she had come for domestic work to Ahuja’s flat. The actor’s wife was not at home. “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 traumatized after the incident and went to her relatives’ place that along with the girl then approached the police station,” said DCP Niket Kaushik.
The maid reportedly told police that Shiney had made advances towards her on Saturday afternoon but she resisted him. On Sunday, he allegedly called her into his room asking for water. When the victim went in with a glass of water, the actor locked the room from inside and allegedly gagged and raped her. The girl alleged in her complaint that thereafter, Shiney locked her in the room for two hours before letting her go.
As the maid left the house crying, the actor’s next-door neighbors enquired if there was a problem. She allegedly narrated a bit of the story to them. The Oshiwara police have recorded the statement of the neighbors.
The victim then went to her relatives’ place and later approached the Oshiwara police. The police picked up Shiney for questioning from his residence on Sunday. Shiney was arrested at 4.25am on Monday under Indian Penal Code sections 376 (rape), 342 (wrongful confinement) and 506 (death threat).

Police alleged the actor threatened to kill the girl if she disclosed the incident to anyone. Niket Kaushik, zonal deputy commissioner of police, said, “He did some inappropriate acts on Saturday, but the victim had let it go. But on Sunday, he raped her when he found her alone in the house.”
The actor’s full-time maid had reportedly gone to church about two hours before the incident took place. Police are likely to make the actor’s two servants witnesses in the case.
The police have sealed the actor’s flat, which will be handed over to the family once forensic experts complete their investigation. On Monday, forensic experts visited the flat along with the police and collected evidence. They will examine the flat for the next few days.
Police said Shiney was not cooperating with the investigation. Kaushik said, “We are interrogating him about the incident. We are not satisfied with his replies.”

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Early life

Shiney Ahuja was born in New Delhi. Shiney’s father is from army background and mother hails from Kerala. His early schooling was done at St. Xavier’s School, Ranchi, where after, he studied at The Army Public School, Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi. Ahuja’s initial plans were to join the armed forces. But soon thereafter, Shiney was attracted to Theater and while studying at Hans Raj College from 1992-1996, University of Delhi, he joined the Barry Johns Acting School in Delhi. Sometime after 1996, Shiney Ahuja moved to Mumbai.

Career

Shiney Ahuja, before making his debut in films Shiney did modeling and some commercial adverts. He then appeared in a music video for the British Asian band Stereo Nation.Ahuja made his acting debut with the critically acclaimed Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi which debuted at various film festivals in 2004 and was released in theaters in 2005. The film won Shiney Ahuja rave reviews and was viewed as one of the best films of that year. In 2006 Ahuja was awarded Best male debut by Film fare Awards, Screen Awards, IIFA Awards, Zee Cine Awards and Stardust Awards for his performance. He however grew more familiar with mainstream audiences with Karam (2005), where he starred alongside John Abraham and Priyanka Chopra.He then became popular with his title role in Mahesh Bhatt’s Gangster. Police Arrested Shiney Ahuja in connection with a rape case. Ahuja’s teenaged domestic maid lodged an FIR against the actor alleging that he had raped her while they were alone at the actor’s flat.

Personal life

Shiney Ahuja is married to Anupam Ahuja (née Pandey), from Delhi, of Bihari descent[. They have a son, born in 2007.Bollywood’s rising star Shiney Ahuja, who was arrested here late Sunday night for allegedly raping his maid, has been sent to a three day police remand.Shiney, who was presented before the court on Monday has been sent to police remand till 18the June under the order issued by Andheri Court. The actor’s viscera report is still awaited. Meanwhile, Ahuja will have to stay at the Oshiwara police station, which is incidentally right opposite his residence. Earlier on Sunday, the actor’s 18-year-old maid had lodged a complaint alleging rape charges on Shiney with the Oshiwara police station in Andheri (West) on Sunday evening, and police had summoned and detained Ahuja for questioning which eventually lead to his arrest. The actor has been booked under section 376 (rape), section 339 (wrongful restraint) and section 506 (threatening to kill the victim) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Awards

  • 2006: Screen Awards: Most Promising Newcomer – Male – Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi
  • 2006: Zee Cine Award for Best Male Debut- Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi
  • 2006: IIFA Awards: Best Debut- Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi
  • 2006: Stardust Awards: Best debut actor- Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi
  • 2007: IIFA Awards: Best Actor (Critics) – Gangster
  • 2007: Society Young Achiever’s Award – Gangster
  • 2008: Kalakar Awards: Best actor – Khoya Khoya Chand

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