SC dismisses plea against acquittal of 'Peepli Live' director

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Mahmood Farooqui co director of movie Peepli Live
Mahmood Farooqui co director of movie Peepli Live

New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed an appeal against the acquittal of 'Peepli Live' director Mahmood Farooqui in an alleged rape case.

The apex body refused to interfere with the judgement of Delhi High Court, saying that it was well observed and reasoned.

On September 25, Mahmood Farooqui was acquitted by Delhi High Court in an alleged rape case of 30-year-old American researcher at his south Delhi residence in March 2015.

On August 4, a trial court had sent Mr Farooqui to jail for seven years, observing that he had taken advantage of the situation when the victim was alone in his house.

The trial court had found Mr Farooqui guilty of raping the woman on July 30, 2016 and had fined him with Rs 50,000. 

The police had on June 19, 2015, lodged the FIR against Farooqui on the woman’s complaint after which he was arrested. On July 29, 2015, the police had filed its chargesheet against Farooqui.