Shiney Ahuja sentenced to 7-year jail for raping maid

Mumbai, March 30 (IANS) A Mumbai sessions court Wednesday sentenced actor Shiney Ahuja to seven years in jail after he was found guilty of raping his maid.

Ahuja was arrested June 15, 2009, after medical tests on the maid confirmed sexual assault. The Bombay High Court had granted him bail in October 2009.

Ahuja’s maid had turned hostile in October 2009, which led to his release on bail.

Ahuja was accused of rape, criminal intimidation and holding his maid hostage, and faced a maximum punishment of up to 10 years in jail.