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Goa court orders Tarun Tejpal's in-camera trial for sexual assault

He is accused of sexually assaulting a junior colleague in an elevator at a five-star hotel in Goa

IANS  |  Panaji 

Tarun Tejpal
Tarun Tejpal

A trial court in Goa on Friday accepted a plea by former Editor-in-Chief for in-camera proceedings in a 2013 sexual assault case.

Tejpal is accused of sexually assaulting a junior colleague in an elevator at a five-star hotel during ThinkFest conference in Goa in 2013.

Tejpal's counsel had moved an application under Section 327 (ii) of the Criminal Procedure Code for allowing in-camera trial. Additional District and Sessions Judge Vijaya Pol allowed the plea, Public Prosecutor Francisco Tavera told reporters on Friday.

The law provision allows for in-camera proceedings in sexual assault cases, if the presiding judge deems it fit.

Meanwhile, evaded journalists waiting outside the courtroom in Mapusa town, a short distance from the state capital.

The next hearing is scheduled for Saturday.

First Published: Fri, June 16 2017. 20:05 IST
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