Tehelka case: Goa police summons Shoma, 3 others

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Court rejects Tejpal's plea for fan in police lock-up
Panaji, Dec 4: A Goa court today rejected an application filed by Tehelka magazine Editor Tarun Tejpal seeking permission to get a fan installed in the police lock up where he is being kept. Judicial Magistrate First Class Kshama Joshi rejected the application by Tejpal, who has been lodged in Panaji police custody since Saturday in connection with a sexual assault case.

On December 2, Tejpal's lawyer had argued in the court that a fan be allowed to be put up in the lock-up on humanitarian grounds. The 50-year-old Tehelka founder was taken for a second round of medical tests here.

His medical examination was earlier conducted on December 2 at Goa Medical College and Hospital, where various tests, including potency examination, was conducted on him. Tejpal was arrested last Saturday after his anticipatory bail plea was rejected.

He was remanded in six days police custody on Sunday. Tejpal is accused of sexually assaulting a woman journalist in a lift during a Tehelka event in Goa. 

Shoma summoned

Meanwhile, Goa police has summoned Shoma Chaudhury and 3 other witnesses to join probe in Goa. Reportedly, their statement will be recorded before a magistrate. 

Tejpal maintains his stand

Reportedly, during police interrogation, Tarun Tejpal maintained his stand that it was a consensual act and not rape as alleged by the victim.

Oneindia News

(With PTI inputs)

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