'Peepli Live' co-director Farooqui held guilty of raping US woman
New Delhi, July 31: A court on Saturday, July 30, held Mahmood Farooqui, who is best known as co-director of the 2010 Hindi film "Peepli Live", guilty of raping an American woman.
Additional Sessions Judge Sanjiv Jain convicted Farooqui under rape charges and fixed August 2 for hearing arguments on quantum of sentence.
Delhi Police have accused Farooqui of raping a 35-year-old American woman from Columbia University who was in India for research on her doctoral thesis.
Farooqui has denied the allegations, saying he was falsely implicated.
Timeline of rape case against Mahmood Farooqui
June 21, 2015: Delhi Police arrest Farooqui.
July 2015: Delhi Police files chargesheet against Farooqui.
September 2, 2015: Court frames rape charges against the 'Peepli Live' co-director.
September 9, 2015: Trial begins in rape case
October 15, 2015 : Court grants interim bail to Farooqui
July 30, 2016: Court holds Farooqui guilty of raping American woman.