Bombay High Court allows conduct of virtual hearing against Tejpal Acquittal

Tarun-Tejpal law insider
Tarun-Tejpal law insider

Swarna Shukla

Published On: September 18, 2021 at 11:05 IST

Bombay High Court Chief Justice, Justice Dipankar Datta allowed Goa’s Government Appeal against the Acquittal of Former Editor-in-Chief of Tehelka Tarun Tejpal in a Sexual Assault case to be heard in virtual mode.

The Solicitor General, Tushar Mehta, who represented the Goa Government in this appeal proceeding will also be able to attend in the virtual model, as earlier he expressed difficulty in physically appearing before the High Court. 

The Goa Government wrote an application to the High Court stating  “The ongoing pandemic and the restrictions on interstate travel due to Covid-19 pandemic makes it difficult for the Solicitor General to appear physically.”

To this Application the Court allowed to hear the matter in the virtual model. 

Tejpal was accused of Sexually Assaulting a then colleague in an elevator of a hotel in Goa on November 7, 2013, and November 8, 2013. On May 21, Additional Sessions Judge Kshama Joshi Acquitted Tejpal of all charges. 

Also Read: Who is Tarun Tejpal, Tehelka and What are the Allegations against him?

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