Mumbai: Actor Shiney Ahuja has left the jail after being in prison for almost four months on charges of raping his 20-year-old maid. The actor was recently granted the bail.
Shiney was asked to pay Rs 50,000 and once surety has been posted, he is likely to be released.
Shiney has to submit his passport to the police so that he cannot leave the country without permission. He will also have to report every week to a police station in Delhi. Shiney has been denied bail twice in the past.
In explaining his decision to release Shiney and to impose the New Delhi restriction, Justice AP Deshpande said, "There are two aspects in such cases - an accused may try to flee or tamper with the evidence. In this case, since he is a permanent resident of Mumbai, he may not try to flee and to ensure that there is no tampering of evidence, certain conditions must be put."
The actor's defence counsel had argued that only consensual sex took place. There was evident relief in the Ahuja camp when news of his bail was released.
Ahuja has told the court he will move to Delhi to stay with his parents.