Panaji (Goa), May 3 ANI | 4 months ago

A fast track court here directed the Crime Branch of Goa Police on Saturday to submit copies of all evidence, including unedited CCTV video footage, to former Tehelka editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal, who is facing charges of rape.


Investigating officers were directed by Additional Sessions Judge Vijaya Pol to hand over the evidence within 20 days from Saturday (May 23).

Tejpal has been repeatedly seeking CCTV footage installed outside an elevator at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, on the outskirts of Panaji, where he is alleged to have raped a now former junior colleague twice over a period of two days.

Tejpal, who has contested the allegation of rape, has demanded that the state police hand over to him all evidence so that he can establish his innocence.

Tejpal has been in police and judicial custody since January this year.

(Posted on 04-05-2014)