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Actor Shiney Ahuja pleads for bail but police oppose

entertainment Updated: Jul 07, 2009 19:49 IST

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Terming the rape charge against him by his maidservant as "concocted", incarcerated actor Shiney Ahuja pleaded for bail but the police opposed it saying the accused might intimidate her if he is released.

The prosecution as well as defence concluded their arguments and a sessions court is likely to give an order on Wednesday.

"The victim's story of the alleged rape seems highly doubtful and concocted...If she had resisted, then the actor would have had more injuries on his body. But Ahuja has only two scratches on his hand," his lawyer Shrikant Shivade said.

According to him, there was ample opportunity for the girl to run away from the room or she could have kicked him or even scratched his face.

"It is common knowledge that rape cases are easy to concoct, hard to prove and even harder to defend. The prima facie case has itself become a little doubtful," Shivade said.

The prosecution opposed the actor's bail saying that medical and forensic reports of the accused as well as the victim had been reported positive. "Circumstances and evidence point out that it is a case of rape and not consensual sex".

"The accused is an influential person and comes from a higher strata of the society while the victim was from a lower rung. He might try to tamper with evidence or might intimidate the victim," prosecutor R V Kini argued.