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‘Peepli Live’ co-director Mahmood Farooqui’s fate in rape case to be decided on July 30

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A Delhi Court on Saturday adjourned judgement till July 30 in a rape case involving Peepli Live co-director Mahmood Farooqui.

The Delhi Police have accused Farooqui of raping a 35-year-old American woman, who was in India to do research for her doctoral thesis from Columbia University. However, Farooqui has denied the allegations, saying that he was falsely implicated in case.

On September 9 last year, the court had started the trial in the case after framing charges of rape under Section 376 of Indian Penal Code against Farooqui, who has denied all charges against him. The police had on June 19, 2015 lodged an FIR against him on the complaint of the woman after which the filmmaker was arrested.

On June 29, a charge sheet was filed against the filmmaker alleging he had raped the 35-year-old research scholar from Colombia University at his Sukhdev Vihar house in south Delhi on March 28.

ANI

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