Sat, 04 Jan 2014 08:45:00 GMT | By IANS

Tarun Tejpal's judicial custody extended

The editor-in-chief of Tehelka was arrested for the alleged sexual assault of a female colleague during a media conclave in Goa


Court to hear Tejpal's bail plea Saturday (© Reuters)

Panaji: After spending Christmas and New Year in a judicial lock up, Tehelka editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal's judicial custody was extended by ten days

Tejpal, who was arrested November 30, 2013, after a junior colleague accused him of sexual assault during a conference held at a Goa resort, has already spent over a month behind bars, both in police as well as judicial custody.

The journalist is presently lodged in Sada sub-jail in the port town of Vasco, 35 km from here, as prisoner number 624 .

Tejpal's bail hearing was heard by a lady Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) in Panaji.

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