The Goa authorities on Tuesday challenged the acquittal of Tehelka journal’s founding editor Tarun Tejpal within the sexual harassment case by the periods court docket within the Bombay Excessive Courtroom. On 21 Might, a Goa periods court docket acquitted Tejpal on prices of sexually assaulting a former feminine colleague inside an elevator of a luxurious lodge within the state.
Advocate Basic of Goa Devidas Pangam mentioned that the state authorities has challenged this order earlier than the Goa bench of the Bombay Excessive Courtroom. He mentioned that HC has not but set a date for listening to the enchantment. Sections 341 (wrongful restraint), 342 (wrongful confinement), 354 (assault or legal power with intent to breach modesty), 354-A (sexual assault), 354-B (assault or legal power) on Tejpal. Use of) needed to face litigation. Indian punishments meant to lady), 376 (2) (f) (individual in authority over ladies, rapist) and 376 (2) ok) (rape by an individual in a state of management) codes. Further Periods Choose Kshama Joshi acquitted him of all prices.
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant had mentioned that his authorities would file an enchantment within the Excessive Courtroom in opposition to the acquittal of Tejpal as he was assured that there was proof in opposition to the journalist. The alleged incident passed off on 7 November 2013. Tejpal stepped down as editor-in-chief of Tehelka within the wake of allegations of sexual harassment.