The Goa authorities on Tuesday challenged the acquittal by a court of classes of Tehelka journal’s founding editor Tarun Tejpal in the sexual assault case in Bombay High Court.
On May 21, a Goa session court cleared Tarun Tejpal of the cost of sexually assaulting a former colleague contained in the elevator of a luxurious lodge in the state in 2013.
Goa’s General Counsel Devidas Pangam instructed PTI that the state authorities has challenged the order in the Goa court of the Bombay High Court.
He mentioned the Superior Court has but to set the date for the attraction listening to.
Tarun Tejpal had confronted trial beneath sections 341 (undue restraint), 342 (improper confinement), 354 (assault or use of legal drive with intent to violate modesty), 354-A (sexual harassment), 354- B (assault or use of forcing the lady with the intention of undressing), 376 (2) (f) (particular person in a place of authority over the lady, who commits a rape) and 376 (2) okay) (rape by an individual in a place of management) of the Indian Penal Code.
He was acquitted of all prices by extra classes decide Kshama Joshi.
Goa’s chief minister, Pramod Sawant, had mentioned that his authorities would file an attraction in opposition to Tarun Tejpal’s acquittal in the High Court, as he was assured that there was proof in opposition to the journalist.
The alleged incident befell on November 7, 2013. Tarun Tejpal resigned as Tehelka’s editor-in-chief following allegations of sexual assault.