more-news

Tarun Tejpal to appear in court Wednesday

Panaji, Dec 11 : Tehelka editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal will be produced in court Wednesday as his extended four-day police custody has ended.


Tejpal was arrested Nov 30 for allegedly raping a junior colleague in a resort in Goa last month.

He was initially remanded to six days in police custody, after which his remand was extended by four more days.

Tejpal has already been booked under section 354-A (sexual harassment, physical contact, advances involving unwelcome and explicit sexual overtures, or any other unwelcome physical, verbal or non-verbal conduct of sexual nature), 376 (rape) and 376(2)(k) (rape by a person of a woman in his custody taking advantage of his official position) of IPC.

He has also been charged with section 341 (wrongful restraint) and section 342 (wrongful confinement) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) last week.

The police have already recorded the statements of the victim, three witnesses and Tehelka's former managing editor Shoma Chaudhury sworn before a judicial magistrate even as sources said that the investigators had been unable to break Tejpal and extract a confession from him.

Tejpal is alleged to have insisted to his investigators during interrogation that the sexual encounter with the victim was consensual.

--IANS (Posted on 11-12-2013)

more-news headlines

Mulayam justifies Azam Khan's controversial remark

Ghaziabad lawyers boycott courts

93-year-old Ram Sundar Das files nomination from Hajipur

Music fest in Himachal to raise money for kids

Delhi High Court summons chief secretary over water contamination

Smriti Irani files nomination from Amethi

Appoint special prosecutor for sex crimes against children: High Court

BJP caught in the hands of one man: Sonia

Complete drain de-silting work by May 15: Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung

Stop fooling the nation, Rahul tells Modi

HC seeks report on deplorable condition of children's parks

Security arrangements in place for Thursday's Udhampur poll

Quick Links: Goa | Munnar | Pondicherry | Free Yearly Horoscope '2014

Comments

Your e-mail:


Your Full Name:


Type verification image:
verification image, type it in the box

Message:

Back to Top