Tarun Tejpal’s Trial in Rape Case Delayed as Complainant Tests Positive for Covid-19

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    Tarun Tejpal’s Trial in Rape Case Postponed as Complainant Tests Favorable for Covid-19

    File photo of Tarun Tejpal.

    File picture of Tarun Tejpal.

    The trial, which has been delayed on account of the Covid-19 pandemic, was to resume in the trial court at Mapusa in north Goa on Friday, with the cross-examination of the plaintiff.

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    The rape trial of Tarun Tejpal, former editor-in-chief of Tehelka, has actually been delayed even more after the complainant informed a Goa court through her counsel on Friday that she has evaluated favorable for Covid-19

    The trial, which has actually been postponed on account of the Covid-19 pandemic, was to resume in the high court at Mapusa in north Goa on Friday, with the cross-examination of the complainant.

    ” She notified the court that she has actually contracted Covid-19 and for this reason might not be present in court today,” special public prosecutor Francisco Tavora told press reporters.

    ” Her interrogation which of her partner has actually now been set up for December 7. The trial will continue with the evaluation of other witnesses from Monday onwards,” he included.

    Tejpal has been accused of sexually attacking a junior female associate in the elevator of a hotel in north Goa throughout an occasion in November2013 He faces charges under Sections 341 (wrongful restraint), 342 (wrongful confinement), 354 (b) (criminal attack with intent to disrobe) and 376 (rape) of the Indian Penal Code.


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