Tarun Tejpal, Editor of Tehelka magazine has been acquitted in the rape case. He was accused 8 years ago. He was accused of sexually abusing his colleague in an elevator.
A woman accused Tarun Tejpal of raping her inside an elevator in a five star Hotel in Goa in November 2013. Thereafter, he was arrested on 30 November, 2013.
Later he was released on bail. He was out on bail May 2014. However, Goa Police filed a 2846-page charge sheet against him in February 2014.
Trial was going on these sections
Section 342(wrongful restrain), 342(wrongful imprisonment), 354(assault with intent to breach dignity or use of criminal force), 354-A(sexual offenses) on Tarun Tejpal. Harassment), 376 (2) (rape by a man holding a position of authority) and 376(20(k) (rape by a person with controllable status).
Judgement day postponed
The judgement was scheduled to give the verdict on April 27 in the additional district court. The verdict was adjourned by Judge Kshama Joshi till May 12. This decision was again deferred for May 19 again.
The court had earlier adjourned the case due to shortage of staff due to Corona virus epidemic.