Court holds ‘Peepli Live’ co-director Farooqui guilty of raping US woman

New Delhi: A court here 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.

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.