Tehelka editor Tarun Tejpal acquitted in 2013 rape case

Tejpal was accused of sexually assaulting a colleague on the sidelines of a conference in Goa.

A Goa court on Friday acquitted the founder-editor of Tehelka magazine, Tarun Tejpal, in a rape case dating back eight years.


Tejpal was accused of sexually assaulting a colleague on the sidelines of a conference at a five-star resort in Goa in 2013.


“It is with profound respect that I thank this court for its rigorous, impartial and fair trial and for its thorough examination of CCTV footage and other empirical material on record,” NDTV reported quoting a statement by Tejpal after his acquittal.


“The past seven-and-a-half years have been traumatic for my family as we have dealt with the catastrophic fallout of these false allegations on every aspect of our personal, professional and public lives,” Tejpal’s daughter Cara Tejpal read out the statement.

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