Mahmood Farooqui co-director of Peepli Live arrested on rape charges on Saturday by Delhi Police. Mahmood Farooqui has been accused of raping a 35-year-old American national three months ago.
Delhi Police official said “A 35-year-old American national woman was raped by the co-director of the film ‘Peepli Live’. The incident took place on March 28, 2015, and a report in this connection was registered with the New Friends Colony police on June 19, 2015. The accused Mahmood Farooqui has been arrested and was presented before Saket court. The court has sent him into judicial custody till July 6″
According to The Indian Express, the incident happened on 26 March this year. Farooqui had invited the woman to his Sukhdev Vihar home after which he allegedly sexually. The victim is pursuing Ph.D. from Columbia University and was in India for some research work.