Shiney Ahuja's maid claims the actor never raped her

Written by: Nairita Das
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Mumbai, Sep 8 (ANI): Over a year after Bollywood actor Shiney Ahuja was accused of raping his housemaid, the latter has reportedly told the court that the actor "never" raped her.

The 20-year-old domestic help has told a fast-track court that she had framed false charges against Ahuja on the instructions of the woman who got her the job with the Ahujas, reports a news channel.

Ahuja has been charged under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) Section 376 with rape, along with wrongful restraint and intimidation.

He was arrested on June 15 after preliminary medical tests on the girl confirmed sexual assault.

He had to spend about three months in prison before getting a bail on October 1, 2009.

The court has also directed him to stay out of Mumbai. He was also told to submit his passport to the police in order to ensure that he doesn't leave the country without permission.

However, the court has scheduled the next hearing on his case for September 15 and Ahuja can still be convicted based on other evidence. (ANI)

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