High Court To Hear Goa Government’s Appeal Against Tarun Tejpal’s Acquittal On July 29

High Court To Hear Goa Government’s Appeal Against Tarun Tejpal’s Acquittal On July 29

The High Court adjourned till July 29 an appeal against the acquittal of Tarun Tejpal (File)

The Goa bench of the Bombay High Court on Thursday adjourned till July 29 an appeal filed by the Goa government against the acquittal of journalist Tarun Tejpal in a 2013 rape case.

A division bench of Justices MS Sonak and MS Jawalkar allowed the government to amend their appeal and serve a copy of the same along with all related documents to Tarun Tejpal.

Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for Tarun Tejpal, told the bench they would require some time to prepare.

The bench then said it would hear the appeal on July 29.

It directed the government to amend their petition within one week and serve a copy of the same in one week thereafter.

On May 21, Sessions Judge Kshama Joshi acquitted Tarun Tejpal, the former editor-in-chief of the Tehelka magazine, in the case where he was accused of sexually assaulting his then colleague in a lift of a five-star hotel in Goa in November 2013 when they were attending an event.

The trial court had in its judgement questioned the woman’s conduct, holding that she did not exhibit any kind of normative behaviour such as trauma and shock, which a survivor of sexual assault might plausibly show.
 

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