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Goa government challenges Tarun Tejpal's acquittal in 2013 sexual assault case

The appeal was lodged after a hard copy of the 500-page judgment was given to the state.

Goa government challenges Tarun Tejpal acquittal-VPN
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Panaji, First Published May 25, 2021, 9:13 PM IST
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Goa government on Tuesday approached the Goa bench of the Bombay High Court, challenging the acquittal of former Tehelka magazine editor Tarun Tejpal in the 2013 sexual assault case.

The appeal was filed after a hard copy of the 500-page judgment was given to the state.

The sessions court in Goa had on May 21 acquitted Tejpal of the charge of sexually assaulting a former woman colleague inside the elevator of a luxury hotel in 2013.

After his acquittal, Tejpal said in a statement that the past seven-and-a-half years had been traumatic for him and his family.

"We dealt with the catastrophic fallout of these false allegations on every aspect of our personal, professional and public lives," the statement said.

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