Tehelka Goa court remands Tarun Tejpal to six days police custody
Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said that the Centre cannot interfere in the sexual assault case.
Officers from the Crime Branch will now in interrogat Tejpal today.
The founder of Tehelka news magazine will also be shown CCTV footage which reportedly shows the young journalist running out of the elevator in distress after the alleged sexual assault.
During investigation, Tejpal will be taken to the hotel and lift where the victim had said that she was sexually assaulted.
Goa police is likely to seek extension of the police custody if their interrogation is not complete within the six-day
The court today sent Tejpal to 6-day police custody. The order was given after over an hour’s hearing in the case. Goa police has asked for 14-day police custody for Tejpal.
Tejpal will be taken to police station directly from the court where he will be interrogated on the alleged sexual assault case.
Contrary to earlier stand, the bail plea of Tejpal did not mention anything about the sexual assault allegation being ‘politically motivated’.
North Goa District and Sessions judge Anuja Prabhudessai while passing the order on Saturday said that the application does not state that the victim made the accusation under any kind of political prestis
The hearing in the case has started and Tejpal has been produced before the judicial magistrate. Media has been restricted from entering the court room.
Tejpal’s wife and brother are also present in the court for hearing.
Tejpal has reached Sessions Court in Goa and will be produced before judicial magistrate shortly.
Goa police is likely to seek Tejpal’s custody for 14 days to interrogate him in the sexual assault case.
The court had given concession to Tejpal permitting him to have outside food during custody and allowed him to wear his own clothes. His lawyer was also granted daily visits to meet the former Tehelka editor .
After arrest, Tejpal spent the entire night in lock-up and had to share it with two murder accused and an anti-social person.