If the police seek further custody of actor Shiney
Ahuja, when they produce him in the Andheri Magistrate's Court again on
Thursday, which seems quite likely, they will be banking mainly on the report of
the medical test conducted on the domestic help.
The reports confirm that the
18-year-old was sexually assaulted. The cops are still waiting for the report on
the medical test on Ahuja and the results of the analysis of samples sent to
Kalina. DCP Niket Kaushik (Zone 9) said, "The medical report of the victim
supports her FIR. On June 18, when he is again produced in court, the report may
help us in seeking his further custody."
Asked why further custody would
be needed when the samples had been gathered and the statement of the victim
taken, Kaushik said, "In such cases, a detailed interrogation is needed to
corroborate facts, like the time of the incident, the duration and such other
things which usually come up during trial."
On whether they would seek
further police custody of Ahuja, Kaushik said, "Inquiries are on. By June 18, if
we feel the need, we shall seek it." "Ahuja's medical report could be in by
tomorrow. The results of the analysis of the other items taken from his
residence and sent to the FSL Lab in Kalina may take a few more days," said
Kaushik. Investigators have collected a bed-sheet and some clothes from Ahuja's
house for analysis at the Kalina Forensic Laboratory.
The police were also in the
process of taking the statements of some people, including those employed in the
household of Ahuja in suburban Oshiwara. Ahuja was arrested on Monday morning
after the maid alleged that he had raped her on Sunday afternoon, when they were
alone in the house. Ahuja's wife was away at the time. The FIR filed by the maid
also alleges that he had molested her on Saturday when she was on the terrace
checking the water tank. Ahuja has been charged with rape, criminal intimidation
and wrongful confinement.
Police remand of Ahuja ends on