Mahamood Farooqui, who is known as the co-director of Aamir Khan‘s social drama Peepli Live (2010) has sentenced to 7 years of imprisonment by a Delhi court. He had the charges of raping an American woman last year.
The court led by Additional Sessions Judge Sanjiv Jain has also imposed a fine of Rs 50000 on 44-year-old Farooqui and this amount will be given to that American lady. If he fails to give the amount, then he has to bear an additional imprisonment of 3 months.
According to the complaint counsel Vrinda Grover, the American lady had come here for some research work and had trust in Farooqui as a friend but he forcefully raped her at his house in the drunken state.
The whole incident took place on March 28 last year at his Sukhdev Vihar House in South Delhi after which Delhi Police filed a charge sheet against Farooqui and held him for raping a research scholar from Columbia University.
On September 9, 2015, the court started the trial and women recorded her statements that Farooqui had raped her and later on sent her to apologize through e-mails.
Although Farooqui’s advocate had said that his client is suffering from bipolar disorder and fully cooperated with Delhi Police during the entire court proceeding, so he has to give a chance to revive.
On the other hand, Delhi Police requested the court to give life imprisonment for Farooqui as he shamed the country and disrepute it with his act.