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Tarun Tejpal bail plea hearing today in rape case

IANS  Panaji, January 15, 2014
First Published: 10:04 IST(15/1/2014) | Last Updated: 10:22 IST(15/1/2014)

A Goa court  on Wednesday will decide on Tehelka former editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal's petition seeking a bail in the rape case, which had led to his arrest Nov 30, 2013.

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Tejpal has already spent a month and half behind bars, both in police as well as judicial custody.

He has been accused of allegedly raping a junior colleague in a Goa resort, during ThinkFest, a high profile conference organised by Tejpal and his team at a Goa resort.

Tejpal is currently lodged at the Sada sub jail in the port town of Vasco, 35 km from here, as prisoner number 624.

Tejpal, who's Tehelka weekly newspaper is known for path breaking investigative stories was booked for rape Nov 22, 2012, after a junior colleague accused him of allegedly raping her in an elevator of a five star resort in Goa.

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