Gangster actor Shiney Ahuja gets big relief in rape case; Bombay HC allows passport renewal for 10 years

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Actor Shiney Ahuja, who has worked in films like Gangster and Woh Lamhe, was convicted on account of rape in 2011. He was granted an imprisonment of seven years, however he is currently out on bail. He was initially prohibited from leaving the country without the court’s approval, but this restriction was eventually eased. Now, the Bombay High Court has allowed for his passport to get renewed for 10 years. 

Shiney Ahuja gets permission from Bombay HC to renew passport for 10 years 

According to a report in India Today, Shiney Ahuja gained major relief in rape case as the Bombay High Court authorized the 10-year renewal of his passport, on Tuesday August 8. This ruling came after the court considered a plea submitted by Ahuja, asking for the renewal of his passport for a longer period of time.

According to Ahuja’s advocate Karamsingh Rajput, the actor is being put through extra difficulty by having his passport renewed for just a year since several nations do not permit Indian nationals with passports having a validity of less than six months to stay there.

A single bench of Justice Amit Borkar, noted that Ahuja had up to this point followed the conditions placed upon his 2011 bail release. He said, “It appears that during pendency of present appeal, passport of the applicant has been renewed six times. It is, therefore, unlikely that the applicant carries flight risk.” 

The bench said that there had been no breach of bail terms even after the passport was renewed six times. “The applicant has made out a case for direction to the passport authority to renew his passport for ten years,” the HC observed. Additionally, it added that if Ahuja meets the requirements, the pending status of his appeal shouldn’t prevent his passport from being extended for another 10 years.

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