Bollywood actor Shiney Ahuja landed here on Sunday after being granted bail by Mumbai High court in the case of alleged rape of his domestic help.

The 36-year-old actor, who was released from Arthur Road jail on Saturday after spending 110 days in jail, has been ordered by the court to stay away from Mumbai till the trial begins.

Ahuja, wearing a gray T-shirt, was received by his parents when he arrived at the airport along with wife Anupam at around 11.30 a.m.

It is not clear where the actor, who shot to fame with `Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi', will stay. He has two options--his wife’s house in Nizamuddin or his father’s residence in Noida, outskirts of Delhi.

“He will come to Mumbai on October 7th for the trial. He will be staying there with his wife till then,” a source close to the actor said.

The Bollywood actor was granted bail by Justice A P Deshpande of Mumbai High Court on October 1 on a surety of Rs 50,000 cash with a condition that he would stay in Delhi and report to the nearest police station regularly.

The court ruled that Shiney would be permitted to come to Mumbai only during the trial.

Ahuja was asked to surrender his passport and refrain from offering any inducement to witnesses, directly or indirectly, and warned against tampering with evidence.

The actor was allowed to be released on cash bail of Rs 50,000 but he will have to provide one or two sureties of like amount within a period of three weeks.

He was arrested on June 15 after his maid lodged a complaint with Oshivara police station that the actor had raped her at his Mumbai residence. The wife and child of the actor were not at home when the alleged incident occurred.

Earlier, the actor’s bail plea had been rejected twice by the lower court. Later, he moved the High Court.

He was released from Arthur Road jail on Saturday.

Shiney has five films in hand, namely, ‘Migration’, `Har Pal', ‘Chalo Movie’, ‘Accident’ and ‘Take two’, the Bollywood sources say.


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