Peepli’ co-director convicted of rape

 Filmmaker Mahmood Farooqui was held guilty of raping a 30-year-old woman.

The 38-year-old `Peepli Live’ co-director, who was on bail, was taken into custody after additional sessions judge Sanjiv Jain convicted him of the offence under section 376 of IPC.

The court is believed to have relied on the testimony of the woman, a research scholar of Columbia University, and other prosecution witnesses. It also took into account a common friend’s statement, emails she exchanged with Farooqui and other friends, soon after the alleged incident. The woman was in the city to work on her doctoral thesis when the incident took place.