Tarapore Towers, a housing society in northwest Mumbai, is where actor Shiney Ahuja [ Images ] lives, where he is alleged to have raped a maid who worked in his home on Sunday afternoon.
Ahuja enjoys a good reputation among the complex's security staff. One security guard, who said he has known Ahuja for a year-and-a-half, acknowledged the actor was a "nice man."
The actor did not have a history of poor behaviour, the guard added. "He parties, but then everyone parties and drinks these days. But he has never come in a drunken state or created problems. I don't think he has committed any crime."
Another guard revealed that the maid came to work at 9 am and left at 6 pm. She would enter her name in the housing complex's security register, he added. On Sunday, the maid left at 5 pm.
Tarapore Towers and the adjoining Tarapore Gardens -- both named after Colonel A B Tarapore, the highest ranking Indian Army [ Images ] officer to win the Param Vir Chakra; he died fighting the Pakistan army [ Images ] in the 1965 war -- was established to house military personnel. Ahuja's seventh floor apartment belongs to his father, a former army officer.