Police sources said this was mandatory in a case of sexual assault. 50-year-old Tejpal was yesterday remanded in six-day police custody by a court here after which Crime Branch officials grilled him for over five hours.
The sources said later a court will hear whether he can be provided with a fan while in police custody. A woman journalist, who was employed with Tehelka, had accused Tejpal of sexually assaulting her twice on November 7 and 8 in a lift in a five-star hotel in Goa. He has been booked under Sections 354A (outraging the modesty of a woman) and 376 (2)(K) (custodial rape) of IPC.