Bollywood director Mahmood Farooqui was convicted of raping an American research scholar last year. The ‘Peepli Live’ co-director was found guilty of the attack last March by a fast track court hearing.
The victim then age 35, had gone to India to seek Farooqui’s assistance with her research when the attack took place at his home in Delhi.
Additional Sessions Judge Sanjiv Jain will decide on the sentence after hearing arguments. Faroogui who was taken into custody denies the allegations.
The woman had returned to the US shortly after the incident but returned to report the matter to police.