Tarun Tejpal sexual assault case: SC asks Goa court to speed up hearing

Tarun Tejpal sexual assault case: SC asks Goa court to speed up hearing
Written by Shilpi Gupta

On November 7, 2013, the 54-year-old man named as Tarun Tejpal, is accused of sexually assaulting a female colleague at night in the Hotel Grand Hyatt of Goa. Today the Supreme Court asked a Goa court to begin trial in the sexual assault case against Tarun Tejpal, who is known to be the former editor-in-chief of Tehelka magazine. Reportedly, the apex court asked the Goa court to conduct the witness’s examination in the case. Also, as per the reports, Bombay High Court asked by the supreme court, to expeditiously decide on Tejpal’s plea for his discharge.

A Goa trial court had in September and charged Tarun Tejpal of rape and wrongful confinement with his colleague. Under the section of 376 (rape), 354-A (sexual harassment and punishment for sexual harassment), 376 (2) (f) (person in position of trust or authority over women committing rape of such women), 376(2) (k) (rape of a woman by a person being in position of control or dominance over the woman), Section 354-B (disrobing a woman), and under Sections 341 and 342 (punishment for wrongful restraint), the Goa trial court had booked Rape chahes on Tejpal.

Moreover, Tejpal was charge sheeted, by the Goa Crime Branch on February 17, 2014, and in May 2014, the Supreme Court had directed that the Goa court that trail should be conducted within eight months of filing the charge sheet.

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Shilpi Gupta

Food Technologist by Profession and Blogger by Destiny. love to write articles on food technology, spirituality and social issues.

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