A sessions court on Friday directed Arthur Road prison authorities to administer medical treatment to actor Shiney Ahuja, who complained of acute back pain, and shift him to hospital if required. He was arrested on June 15 for allegedly raping his maid.
Mr. Ahuja, who was produced before additional sessions judge S.R. Trivedi, came to the court limping and taking the support oftwo constables.
Once seated, Mr. Ahuja crouched and winced in pain caused by the slipped disc. Later, he was in tears, and made to lie down on a bench outside the courtroom.
The 36-year-old actor, semi-conscious, had to be helped by the constables again.
Mr. Ahuja’s lawyer Sameer Nagare then filed an application asking that the actor be sent to the state-run J. J. Hospital.
“Ahuja has a history of slipped disc and has been undergoing treatment,” he said.
Mr. Ahuja’s wife Anupam and his parents were with him until he was taken back to the jail. On October 7, the court will hear the arguments of the prosecution and defence on framing charges against the actor. On Friday it rejected an application, filed by Mr. Nagare on September 23, seeking copies of the forensic reports of the actor and the maid. The charges could not be framed that day as his lawyer, Shrikant Shivade, claimed that the DNA reports of the two did not match.
Earlier this week, Mr. Ahuja approached the Bombay High Court seeking bail, after the sessions court rejected his plea twice observing that there existed a prima facie case against him.
The police had on August 13 filed a 109-page charge sheet, accusing him of rape, wrongful confinement and intimidation. It consisted of medical reports which indicated that he had sexual intercourse with his maid.
Forensic experts also found that the semen stains on the victim matched with the actor’s DNA sample.