This Article is From Dec 02, 2013

Tehelka case: Tarun Tejpal taken to hotel where alleged rape took place

Tehelka case: Tarun Tejpal taken to hotel where alleged rape took place

November 29: Tarun Tejpal at Goa airport

Goa: Tarun Tejpal, accused of rape, was taken by cops this evening to the Grand Hyatt hotel in Goa to reconstruct the scene of the alleged crime.

Mr Tejpal, 50, is the founder of investigative news-magazine Tehelka. He was arrested on Saturday for allegedly raping a younger colleague last month at the Goa five-star hotel during an annual Tehelka conference.

The Goa Police, which has been given his custody for six days to interrogate him, took him this morning for a sexual potency test, mandatory in cases of sexual assault.

He was medically examined for several hours. Officials at the Goa Medical College said the potency test was positive, reported the Press Trust of India. (Read)

Mr Tejpal has said he is innocent and that the encounter with the young woman reporter was consensual.

The reporter, who quit Tehelka recently, accusing it of trying to engineer a cover-up to protect Mr Tejpal, has fiercely contested his version of events. She has also alleged that his family has tried to intimidate and harass her after the Goa Police filed its case against Mr Tejpal.