NEW DELHI--The Saket court on Saturday convicted 'Peepli Live' co-director Mahmood Farooqui for raping a 35-year-old American woman in 2015.
Farooqui has been taken into police custody and the court has fixed August 2 for arguments on the quantum of sentence.
Farooqui, however, denied the allegations, saying he was falsely implicated.
Earlier, the court had started the trial in the case after framing charges of rape under Section 376 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against Farooqui.
A charge-sheet was filed against the filmmaker alleging he had raped the 35-year-old research scholar at his Sukhdev Vihar house in south Delhi on March 28 last year.