New Delhi: A Delhi court on Thursday sentenced Mahmood Farooqui, the co-director of 2010 Hindi film ‘Peepli Live’, to seven years of  imprisonment for raping an American woman.
 
The court has also imposed a fine of Rs 50,000 and a further three months sentence if he fails to pay the fine.
 
The Delhi Police, on June 29 2015, charge sheeted Farooqui of raping the 35-year-old American national.  The victim was in India for research on her doctoral thesis from Columbia University.
 
She had alleged that the filmmaker had raped her when she had gone to meet him to get help for her research work.