Peepli Live co-director Mahmood Farooqui arrested for Rape charges

Another Famous Bollywood celebrity Mahmood Farooqui get arrested for serious crime against Rape charges on 35-year-old US-based woman around three months ago. This time co-director pf Peepli Live movie was arrested on Saturday by Delhi Police. The police registered an FIR charging Farooqui with rape (section 376 IPC) at the New Friends’ Colony police station in New Delhi on 19 June and Farooqui was arrested from his home on Saturday night.

Peepli Live co-director Mahmood Farooqui arrested for Rape chargesPeepli Live co-director Mahmood Farooqui arrested for Rape charges

Mahmood Farooqui Bollywood Director Arrested for Rap charges

According to TOI,  The woman, a 30-year-old research scholar of Indian origin, approached the Delhi Police along with a senior official of the US Embassy on Friday to file an FIR. Farooqui was called in for questioning on Saturday, and was subsequently arrested and produced in court, which sent him to 14 days judicial custody. The woman has recorded her statement under Section 164 CrPC before a magistrate.

On Sunday, Farooqui’s wife, the filmmaker Anusha Rizvi with whom Farooqui co-directed Peepli (Live), issued a statement in which she said that the complaint against her husband was ‘manipulated and false’, and that they were “determined to fight” it out.

The incident happened on 26 March this year. Farooqui had invited the woman to his Sukhdev Vihar home after which he allegedly sexually. she is A research scholar from Columbia University, the woman is a PhD student in Hindi studies and was in India for field work, told First Post.

“After several meetings, Farooqui helped her gather information for her research, and they later became good family friends. She was known to both Farooqui and his wife,” the officer said.

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