The former editor-in-chief has been accused of sexually assaulting a junior female colleague in the elevator of a hotel during an event in November 2013.

Tehelka sexual assault case Tarun Tejpal charged with rape by Goa courtPTI/ file image
news Crime Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 15:45

A Goa court on Thursday formally framed charges against former Tehelka editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal in connection with the rape of a colleague.

North Goa's Additional District and Sessions Court also asked for a status report on a petition filed by Tejpal before the Panaji bench of the Bombay High Court related to the forthcoming trial. The court will hear the case again on November 21.

Tejpal has been charged under sections 342 (wrongful restraint), 342 (wrongful confinement), 376 (rape), among others.

The former editor-in-chief has been accused of sexually assaulting a junior female colleague in the elevator of a hotel in north Goa during an event in November 2013.

Tejpal was subsequently arrested but is now out on bail.

This comes after the Panaji bench of the Bombay High Court on Tuesday refused to stay the framing of charges against former Tehelka editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal in a lower court, but also directed that the trial could begin only after the consent of the High Court.

The court direction followed a petition by Tejpal challenging the framing of charges against him by the Additional North Goa District and Sessions court. 

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