The Bombay High court has restrained the fast track court from framing charges against actor Shiney Ahuja, accused of raping his 20-year-old maid.
Justice S.A. Bobade, on Tuesday, restrained the sessions judge from framing the charges after the actor moved HC, claiming he had yet not been provided with a copy of the forensic reports. It is on the basis of these reports that the prosecution seeks to frame charges of rape against the actor.
The fast track court was set to frame charges against Shiney on October 7. On September 29, the fast track court rejected Shiney’s application seeking a copy of these reports. Shiney then challenged the session’s court’s order in HC.
Shiney’s counsel argued that the prosecution’s chargesheet relied upon documents and certificates pertaining to medical examination of the accused and the victim.
They appealed that a copy of the reports, communication between investigating officers, the medical officer and forensic laboratory, the register, which maintains records of material analysed by DNA experts, notes and reasoning recorded by DNA experts, photographs and all other documents relating to DNA tests analysis, be given to the accused.
The high court has asked additional public prosecutor Poonam Bhosale to file a reply by October 13. Shiney, who was arrested on June 15, got bail on October 1.