Verdict in Tarun Tejpal case: Goa Court adjourns hearing to May 12


New Delhi: Verdict in the alleged sexual assault case against former Editor-in-Chief, of Tehelka Magazine, Tarun Tejpal: A Goa Court adjourned the hearing to 12th May.

Tejpal was arrested on November 30 in 2013 after being accused of raping a colleague at a five-star resort in North Goa. He is currently on bail. Additional district and sessions court judge heard final arguments in the Tejpal case on March 8 and fixed the matter for judgment to a later date.

On September 29, 2017, the court had charged him under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, including rape, sexual harassment, and wrongful confinement. He, however, pleaded not guilty. Following the framing of charges, Tejpal moved the Supreme Court seeking quashing of the charges levelled against him.

In August, the top court refused to quash the charges and directed the trial to be concluded within six months.