SC rejects journalist Tarun Tejpal’s plea

The Supreme Court of India
The Supreme Court of India. (File Photo: IANS)

New Delhi, Aug 19: The Supreme Court on Monday refused to quash the charges of sexual assault against Tarun Tejpal in the case registered by his former junior colleague in 2013.
Supreme Court said the trial in the case is to be concluded in a period of six months

Tejpal had moved the top court challenging the trial court order which had framed the charges dealing with rape and wrongful confinement against him.

He has pleaded not guilty and claimed innocence.

A former junior woman colleague had accused Tejpal of rape during the ThinkFest, a conference organised by the Tehelka founder in Goa in 2013.

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