Bollywood actor Shiney Ahuja, who was arrested on Sunday for raping his maid, has been sent to police custody till June 18. The actor has been charged under Indian Penal Code (IPC) section 376 with rape, along with wrongful restraint and intimidation. Ahuja was taken to be produced in the Andheri court in Mumbai by the police.

The actor’s domestic help had lodged a complaint on Sunday after which a medical test was conducted on her. She’s been working in his house for the last month and a half. In her police complaint, the maid has alleged, “In the afternoon when I was alone in the house, Shiney came and forced himself on me. I tried to push him away but he gagged and raped me. He also threatened me of dire consequences and told me not to inform anybody. I confided to my family only later in the evening when my private parts began hurting. My uncle took me to the police station to lodge a complaint.”

The actor who made his debut in the critically acclaimed Hazaaron khwayishe Aisi was arrested on Sunday night. Ahuja, who hails from Delhi, has worked in several successful Bollywood films such as Bhool Bhulaiya, Gangster and Life in a Metro. The case has left the Bollywood fraternity shell-shocked. Many like filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt have said that while the incident is shameful, the actor’s version should be heard. Bollywood director Mohit Suri also expressed shock over the incident. “I was clearly in shock and I wanted to know whether it was one of those cases against celebrities that come up every now and then, or was it really true. This looked a little more serious more so because he confessed to consensual sex with the maid,” said Suri.

Reacting to the incident, Shiney’s family has said that the actor has been framed. Shiney Ahuja is married to Anu Ahuja, who works in the United States and the couple has a two-year-old daughter. Reacting on the incident, Anu said Shiney is a man of character.