New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday declined to interfere with an order of the Delhi High Court acquitting Peepli Live director Mahmood Farooqui of rape charges leveled by a US-based research scholar.
Dismissing in limine an appeal filed by the woman against the High Court judgment, a bench of Justices S.A. Bobde and L. Nageswara Rao said, “it is a well-reasoned order. Such cases are hard cases to be decided in criminal law. We think it does not require our interference.” Appearing for the victim, counsel Vrinda Grover tried to convince the bench that the HC verdict had wrongly interpreted the law and this would have ramifications in rape cases. She urged the court to let the question of law remain open. But the bench said, “There are no question of law. Each case is decided on facts.”