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Tarun Tejpal wants a fan in his jail cell

Panaji, Dec 4 : Former Tehelka Editor-in-Chief Tarun Tejpal, who is in police custody in a sexual assault case, has requested for a fan in his jail cell, said reports on Wednesday.


Meanwhile, the Goa Police continued to grill Tejpal on Wednesday in the case.

According to reports, he is being interrogated at the Dona Paula police station in the suburbs of Panaji.

Tejpal on Monday evening was taken to the Grand Hyatt hotel in Goa in order to reconstruct the crime scene.

Earlier in the day, Tejpal underwent detailed medical examination at Goa Medical College.

According to reports, the examination included DNA and potency tests.

Tejpal was interrogated for five hours on Sunday.

Tejpal, who was arrested by the Goa Police on Saturday after his anticipatory bail was rejected in the case of a sexual assault charge, was sent to a six-day police custody on Sunday, in response to a 14-day remand sought by the police for investigation.

Tejpal was brought to the JMFC (Judicial Magistrate First Class) court for remand and it was expected that he would be sent to police custody.

Police had sought 14 days' custody, said public prosecutor Sandip Kapoor.

Tejpal was then taken back to police lock-up in tight security.

Tejpal allegedly sexually assaulted a woman journalist of his organisation in an elevator of Grand Hyatt Goa during the Think festival of Tehelka where ironically the participants were debating on issues like rape. The action of Tejpal is considered as rape under the new definition of the anti-rape law in India.

--IBNS (Posted on 04-12-2013)

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