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SC asks to conduct examination of witnesses in Tarun Tejpal rape case

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

The Supreme on Wednesday directed the to conduct a trial and examination of the witnesses in the rape case against former Tehelka editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal.

The apex has also asked the state high court to decide on Tarun Tejpal's plea seeking discharge.

Earlier on September 28, a court charged Tejpal with rape, sexual harassment and outraging the modesty of a woman.

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 (IPC).

Tavora also informed "Tejpal has pleaded not guilty."

Earlier, 54-year-old Tejpal couldn't get any relief from the at

The High Court refused to stay the process of framing of charges against Tejpal at a lower court in Mapusa in North

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.

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First Published: Wed, December 06 2017. 13:25 IST