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Tarun Tejpal charged with raping junior colleague

Tarun Tejpal

Panaji: A Goa court on Thursday framed charges against former Tehelka editor Tarun Tejpal, who is accused of raping his junior colleague in 2013.

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

Next hearing in the case is on November 21. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges. Tejpal had on Tuesday moved the Bombay High Court after the court in Goa refused to drop the charges against him.

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.

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