Peepli Live co-director Mahmood Farooqui was arrested on Saturday by Delhi Police on charges of assault (rape). Farooqui has been blamed for assaulting a 35-year-old American national three months prior.
The police enlisted a FIR accusing Farooqui of assault (section 376 IPC) at the New Friends' Colony police headquarters in New Delhi on 19 June and Farooqui was captured from his home on Saturday night.
A report in the TOI said the co-director of Aamir Khan’s Peepli Live movie has been sent to legal care for 14 days.
"The accused Mahmood Farooqui has been arrested and was presented before Saket court. The court has sent him into judicial custody till 6 July," an official was quoted as saying by the IANS.
Farooqui’s Wife Anusha Said, the Charges on Her Husband are All False
Farooqui is married to director and screenwriter Anusha Rizvi, who coordinated the 2010 ironical satire Peepli Live. A major name in social and artistic circles, Farooqui was the author and co-executive of the film delivered by Aamir Khan.
As per The Indian Express, the shameful incident happened on 26 March this year. Farooqui had welcomed the lady to his Sukhdev Vihar home after which he supposedly sexually struck her.
The lady has likewise blamed Farooqui for trading mails with her taking after the incident. Farooqui denied sending any sends to the lady. The Delhi police have sent the correspondence delivered by the complainant for measurable analysis.
Farooqui's wife Anusha has asserted in an announcement that the protest was "manipulated, false and belated."
"The complaint is manipulated and false. We don’t want to make any further comments on the matter because the case is under investigation. We will wait for the court’s decision where the actual truth of the matter will come out. In the meanwhile we are thankful for the show of support from friends, colleagues and well-wishers. We are determined to fight this till the reality is presented before the people. We are very sure of it," she said
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