Tarun Tejpal Case Hearing Postponed As Lawyer Tests Covid Positive

Advocate Raunaq Rao, representing Tarun Tejpal, told a division bench that a lawyer briefing senior counsel Amit Desai had tested COVID-19 positive, and requested a postponement, which was granted.

Tarun Tejpal Case Hearing Postponed As Lawyer Tests Covid Positive

Tarun Tejpal was accused acquitted in a sexual assault case by a sessions court in May this year. (File)

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The Goa bench of the Bombay High Court on Monday postponed the hearing in the Tarun Tejpal case to December 12 after one of this lawyers said a colleague had tested positive for COVID-19.

Advocate Raunaq Rao, representing Mr Tejpal, told a division bench of Justices Revati Mohite Dere and MS Jawalkar that a lawyer briefing senior counsel Amit Desai had tested COVID-19 positive, and requested a postponement, which was granted.

Mr Tejpal, the former editor-in-chief of Tehelka magazine, who was accused of sexually assaulting his then woman colleague in the lift of a five-star hotel in Goa in November 2013, was acquitted by a sessions court in May this year.

The acquittal was challenged in the High Court by the Goa government.

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