Delhi High Court rejects bail to Tarun Tejpal

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High Court rejects bail to Tarun Tejpal
New Delhi, Nov 26: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday turned down the anticipatory bail plea of Tarun Tejpal, the founder and editor-in-chief of Tehelka news magazine, in a case of sexually assaulting a junior journalist, and asked police to file a reply by Wednesday.

Justice Sunita Gupta also directed the counsel of the Goa Police to file a reply, if any, and fixed the hearing of Tejpal's anticipatory bail application on Wednesday.

The Goa Police, opposing the bail, said the matter is serious in nature.

Tejpal requested to release the CCTV footage outside elevator

Appearing for Tejpal, advocate Geeta Luthra requested the court to pass an order granting him protection from apprehension till police filed its reply.

The court did not accept her plea.

The woman journalist, in her complaint to the magazine's managing editor Shoma Chaudhury, had said that Tejpal sexually assaulted her twice in the elevator in the Club House section of the Grand Hyatt five-star resort in Panaji during the high-profile ThinkFest conference earlier this month.

Tejpal in a statement released Friday requested the investigators to "examine and release the CCTV footage so that the accurate version of events stands clearly revealed".

IANS

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