Public Prosecutor, Fransisco Tavora informed that charges against Tejpal have been farmed under section 354-A (sexual harassment), 354-B (assault or use of criminal force on a woman with intent to disrobe), 341 and 342 (punishment for wrongful restraint) and 376 (punishment for rape) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
Tavora also informed "Tejpal has pleaded not guilty."
This is the first case in recent times in which the probe has relied on "position of trust" as a crucial aspect in an allegation of rape.
Tejpal is indicted of sexually assaulting a junior woman colleague inside a lift at Hotel Grand Hyatt during an event organised by the Tehelka magazine in Goa in November.
(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)