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Delhi Police seeks maximum punishment for Peepli Live director Mahmood Farooqui in rape case

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 2 August 2016, 17:17 IST

The Saket Court in New Delhi on Tuesday reserved its order for 4 August for pronouncing the quantum of sentence for Peepli Live co-director Mahmood Farooqui in the rape case of an American national.

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

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

The Police had accused Farooqui of raping the 35-year-old, who 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 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 28 March.

(ANI)

First published: 2 August 2016, 17:17 IST
 
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