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'Peepli Live' co-director Farooqui held guilty of raping US woman

By Ians

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.

Mahmood Farooqui

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.

['Peepli Live' co-director Mahmood Farooqui arrested]

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.


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