Bollywood actor Shiney Ahuja had been involved in a controversial rape case. In 2009, Shiney Ahuja was accused of raping his domestic help at his residence. He was subsequently arrested and sentenced to seven years of imprisonment by a Mumbai court in 2011. However, he was granted bail in October 2011 pending an appeal against his conviction. He was initially barred from leaving the country without court approval, but this restriction was eventually eased. The actor was initially barred from leaving the country without court approval, but this restriction was eventually eased.
As per the recent reports stated by India Today, the actor who was convicted in a rape case gained major relief as the Bombay High Court authorized the 10-year renewal of his passport on August 8.
The court’s decision was a result of Shiney Ahuja’s plea, wherein he requested an extension of his passport validity for a longer duration. Ahuja’s lawyer, Karamsingh Rajput, highlighted that renewing the passport for only a year was causing additional challenges for the actor. This is because several countries require Indian passport holders to have at least six months of validity remaining on their passports to enter.
A single bench of justice Amit Borkar noted that Ahuja had diligently adhered to the conditions set during his bail release in 2011. The judge remarked, “It appears that during the pendency of the present appeal, the passport of the applicant has been renewed six times. It is, therefore, unlikely that the applicant carries flight risk.”