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Mumbai Police: Shiney admits to rape

Patcy N in Mumbai | June 15, 2009 14:31 IST
Last Updated: June 15, 2009 16:34 IST

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A senior Mumbai [Images] police officer claims actor Shiney Ahuja [Images] has admitted to raping his domestic help.

"There was no consent in the sex," Assistant Commissioner of Police Dilip Suryavanshi told

"It was forceful. Shiney threatened her that if she shouts, he will beat her up. He has admitted his guilt."

The actor, the police claim, confessed and broke down during interrogation.

Ahuja was taken to court on Monday afternoon, his face covered with a black cloth.

According to the police version, Shiney's wife and infant daughter were not at home on Sunday afternoon. The actor was home alone with the maid, and that is when he allegedly raped her.

The police say the maid complained to her relatives in the evening, who lodged a complaint against Ahuja at the Oshiwara police station in northwest Mumbai.

"We have registered three cases, Section 342 (wrongful confinement), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 376 (rape) against him," ACP Suryavanshi added.

If convicted of the crimes he is accused of, the actor can face up to 10 years in prison.

The victim is an 18-year old resident of Vasai, a township close to Mumbai. She has been working at Ahuja's home for the last 45 days. She has now been moved to a government-run home in Chembur, northeast Mumbai.

Dale Bhagwagar, the actor's former publicist, said in a statement that Ahuja was 'innocent until proven guilty.'

'We just need to give this a little more time until there is clarity about what really happened,' Bhagwagar said.

'I've known Shiney for almost four years now. He is a good human being and I will do all that is possible to help him.'

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