The Goa police on Wednesday submitted a supplementary report, which names ten extra witnesses it needs to look at within the trial of former Tehelka journal editor Tarun Tejpal, to the District and Additional Sessions court docket making an attempt the case.
Tejpal is going through trial in a November 2013 case by which a lady had accused him of sexually assaulting her inside a raise at a five-star resort in Goa throughout an occasion. Tejpal, who was arrested on November 30, 2013, is now on bail and has denied the allegations.
The police’s 19-page supplementary report comes six years after the chargesheet was filed. According to the supplementary report, the witnesses have mentioned that the crimson cease/reset button within the elevators of the resort, used for stopping the elevator in movement, was deactivated after the incident within the resort elevator in 2013.
The trial court docket had framed prices in opposition to Tejpal underneath IPC sections 341 (wrongful restraint); 342 (wrongful confinement); 354 (assault or felony drive with intent to outrage modesty); 354A (sexual harassment); 354B (assault or use of felony drive to lady with intent to disrobe); 376 (2)(f) (individual in place of authority over girls, committing rape) and 376(2)(ok) (rape by individual in place of management).
Goa police had cited 155 witnesses in its 2014 chargesheet.