Following the verdict, Farooqi who was out on bail currently, was immediately taken into custody.

Peepli Live co-director Mahmood Farooqui held guilty of raping US woman Twitter
news Conviction Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 17:56

A court in New Delhi on Saturday 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.

Following the verdict, Farooqi who was out on bail currently, was immediately taken into custody, says a Times of India report.  

Delhi Police have accused Farooqui of raping a 35-year-old American woman from Columbia University on March 28, while she was in India for research on her doctoral thesis.

The woman stood by her complaint during her deposition as a prosecution witness in the court. She alleged that Farooqi had raped her and then later apologized through a series of emails exchanged between them.

Farooqui has denied the allegations, saying he was falsely implicated.

 

(With IANS inputs)

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