Updated: September 21, 2018 7:24:04 am
The Supreme Court has deferred the hearing in the sexual assault case against former Tehelka editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal to October 30.
Tejpal was accused of rape by one of his junior colleagues on November 7, 2013. She alleged that Tejpal assaulted her in the elevator of the Grand Hyatt in Panaji, where Tehelka was holding its annual Think Fest.
The case came to light when a number of media houses published a leaked trail of emails exchanged between the woman, Tejpal and the managing editor of Tehelka, Shoma Chaudhary. This further led Tejpal to step down from his post of editor-in-chief of the media house for six months to ‘recuse’ himself.
Supreme Court defers the hearing to October 30 on the petition filed by former editor-in-chief of Tehelka, Tarun Tejpal, against his trial in connection with the sexual assault case against him.
— ANI (@ANI) September 19, 2018
Tejpal arrived at Goa from Delhi on November 30, where he was denied anticipatory bail and arrested by the police. He was lodged in the Sada sub-jail in Goa’s Vasco. He was charged with rape, sexual harassment and outraging the modesty of his colleague on February 17, 2014.
On 1 July 2014, the Supreme Court granted him bail.
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After years of delay, the trial against the Tehelka’s former editor-in-chief finally started in Goa’s Mapusa in February this year.
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