January 24, 2021

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India: ‘Peepli Live’ scriptwriter Mahmood Farooqui arrested for rape

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Co-director of Peepli (Live),  Mahmood Farooqui,  has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a US-based woman around three months ago.

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.

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