Wed, 15 Jan 2014 10:15:00 GMT | By IANS

Tehelka case: Tarun Tejpal's bail plea rejected

Disgraced editor currently lodged at the Sada sub-jail in the port town of Vasco

Tehelka case: Tarun Tejpal bail plea hearing in Goa court today (© Getty Images)

Panaji: A Goa court on Wednesday rejected Tehelka editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal's petition seeking a bail in the rape case, which had led to his arrest on November 30, 2013. Tejpal has already spent a month and half behind bars, both in police as well as judicial custody.

Tejpal has been accused of allegedly raping a junior colleague in a Goa resort, during ThinkFest, a high-profile conference organised by Tejpal and his team at a Goa resort. He is currently lodged at the Sada sub-jail in the port town of Vasco, 35 km from Panaji, as prisoner no 624. Tejpal, whose Tehelka weekly newspaper is known for path-breaking investigative stories, was booked for rape on November 22, 2012, after a junior colleague accused him of allegedly raping her in an elevator of a five-star resort in Goa.

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