‘Peepli Live’ co-director Mahmood Farooqui convicted for raping American

New Delhi, July 30 : The Saket court here on Saturday convicted 'Peepli Live' co-director Mahmood Farooqui for raping a 35-year-old American woman in 2015.

Farooqui has been taken into police custody and the court has fixed August 2 for arguments on the quantum of sentence.

The Delhi Police accused Farooqui of raping a 35-year-old American woman, who was in India to conduct research for her doctoral thesis from Columbia University.

Farooqui, however, denied the allegations, saying he was falsely implicated. Earlier, the court had started the trial in the case after framing charges of rape under Section 376 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against Farooqui.

A charge-sheet was filed against the filmmaker alleging he had raped the 35-year-old research scholar at his Sukhdev Vihar house in south Delhi on March 28.

Source: ANI