Shiney AhujaBollywood actor Shiney Ahuja who is facing allegations for rape by his domestic help can heave a sigh of relief. The actor’s 20-year-old maid, who had accused him of raping her on June 13, 2009, has reportedly backtracked from her allegation.

She reportedly told the court that she had slapped false rape charges against Ahuja on the instructions of the woman who got her the job at his household. But the case is unlikely to be closed easily because Ahuja has already confessed to the crime.

The public prosecutor at the fast track has indicated that the trial will continue and the maid has been declared a hostile witness after she changed her statement.

The next hearing is scheduled on September 15, when court will examine other witnesses and evidence. If the court finds the maid was lying, she can be tried for perjury.

Actor Shiney Ahuja was arrested on June 14 after his domestic help had lodged an FIR in June 2009 at Oshiwara police station alleging that she was raped by the actor at his flat. She had also claimed Ahuja threatened her with dire consequences if she spoke about the incident.

The actor spent over three months in jail before he got out on bail on October 1. The police filed a 109-page charge sheet against the accused with statements of 12 witnesses, forensic reports and other documentary evidence.

Source: Big Oye

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