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Delhi HC acquits 'Peepli Live' co-director Mahmood Farooqui in rape case

Farooqui had challenged his conviction and the sentence given by the trial court

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Mahmood Farooqui Photo: Wikipedia
Mahmood Farooqui | Photo: Wikipedia

The on Monday acquitted Mahmood Farooqui, co-director of film 'Peepli Live', in a involving a US researcher.

Justice Ashutosh Kumar set aside the trial court order which had awarded a seven-year jail term to after convicting him for the alleged rape of a 30-year-old American researcher at his south Delhi residence in March 2015.


The High Court directed that Farooqui, who is presently in jail, be released forthwith.

had challenged his conviction and the sentence given by the trial court.

First Published: Mon, September 25 2017. 14:58 IST
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