Goa Court Frames Charges Against Tarun Tejpal In Alleged Rape Case

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Panaji: 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.

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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.

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