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Bombay HC issues notice to Tejpal

Panaji, Jun 2 (UNI) The Bombay High Court at Goa on Wednesday issued a notice to former Tehelka Editor-in-Chief Tarun Tejpal following an appeal filed by the State Government against acquittal of the senior scribe by a trial court in a rape case.

In an order, Justice S C Gupta sought all the proceedings and records related to the case from the trial court.

The notice is returnable on June 24, 2021.

The senior journalist was charged against under sections 376 (rape), 341 (wrongful restraint), 342 (wrongful confinement) 354A (sexual harassment) and 354B (criminal assault), of the Indian Penal Code, after a colleague accused him of rape at a resort in Goa in 2013.

He was acquited by District and Sessions Court in North Goa on May 21, 2021.

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