Sentencing of rape convict ‘Peepli Live’ co-director Mahmood Farooqui today

  • ANI, New Delhi
  • Updated: Aug 04, 2016 10:00 IST
Bollywood director Mahmood Farooqui has been convicted by a Delhi court for raping an American woman. (File Photo)

Delhi’s Saket Court will pronounce on Thursday the quantum of sentence for ‘Peepli Live’ co-director Mahmood Farooqui in the rape case of an American woman.

The Delhi Police has sought maximum punishment of life imprisonment for the film maker.

The court on convicted Farooqui on July 30 for raping a 35-year-old woman in 2015.

The woman 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 chargesheet was filed against the filmmaker alleging he had raped the research scholar at his Sukhdev Vihar house in south Delhi on March 28.

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