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Tehelka case: Goa court rejects Tarun Tejpal`s bail plea

By Ritesh K Srivastava | Last Updated: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 17:49

Zee Media Bureau/Ritesh K Srivastava

Panaji: A Goa court on Wednesday rejected former Tehelka editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal`s petition seeking a bail in connection with a sexual harassment case lodged against him by his colleague.
The allegations of sexual harassment led to Tejpal`s arrest on November 30, last year.

Tejpal has already spent a month and half behind bars, both in police as well as judicial custody.
Tejpal has been accused of allegedly raping a junior colleague in a Goa resort, during ThinkFest, a high profile conference organised by Tejpal and his team at a Goa resort.

Tejpal is currently lodged at the Sada sub jail in the port town of Vasco, 35 km from here, as prisoner number 624.

Tejpal, who was editor of Tehelka - a weekly newspaper known for path breaking investigative stories - was booked for rape on November 22, 2012, after a junior colleague accused him of allegedly raping her in an elevator of a five star resort in Goa.

First Published: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 09:17
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