Rejecting Tarun Tejpal’s anticipatory bail plea, a local court held today that the material on record prima facie indicate that he is involved in committing acts which constitute offences of custodial rape and outraging the modesty of the woman.
“The statement of the victim and the documents in the form of emails etc., details of which need not be reproduced here, prima facie indicate that the applicant, who was her mentor and father figure, had not only outraged her modesty but had misused his position, betrayed her trust and violated her body,” District and Sessions Anuja Prabhudesai observed in her 25-page order.
Tarun Tejpal will be produced in front of the Judicial Magistrate tomorrow. After over three hours of questioning, the Session Courts Judge passed an order and rejected the anticipatory bail plea of Tejpal. He is now being arrested by the Goa police. He has been given permission to speak to his lawyer once a day.
Tarun Tejpal has been formally arrested by the Goa police in the sexual assault case. He will be taken to hospital for mandatory check-up.
After being denied bail, 50-year-old Tehelka founder, Tarun Tejpal, accused of sexual assaulting a woman colleague has now being taken into police custody.
According to news reports Goa Police is awaiting court’s order rejecting Tarun Tejpal’s bail plea before arresting him.
Meanwhile Goa DGP has said that, “Tejpal’s arrest is the next logical step.”
“We will arrest Tejpal shortly,” said Investigating Officer Sunita Sawant after the Goa Sessions Court rejected bail plea of Tarun Tejpal.
8:30 pm: We are cooperating, have already joined the probe: Geeta Luthra
Shortly after the bail plea of Tarun Tejpal got rejected, his lawyer Geeta Luthra reiterated that they are giving 100% cooperation to police.
“We are cooperating, have already joined the probe,” Geeta Luthra said while briefing the journalists.
8:10 pm: Tarun Tejpal’s bail plea rejected
According to the latest new reports the anticipatory bail plea of Tarun Tejpal has been rejected. He is now likely to be legally arrested anytime from Dona Paula Goa Crime Branch office, before which he will be taken for some medical examinations. This is considered to be a big blow to the entire Tejpal team.
The decision has come after over three hours of investigation.