Panaji: Former Tehalka chief Tarun Tejpal was on Monday charged by Goa Police with rape of his woman colleague. The police had registered a First Information Report
(FIR) against him on November 22. He has been accused of raping a journalist working with the magazine a lift at a hotel in Goa. The incident
happened during Tehelka’s ThinkFest in November 2013. After his anticipatory bail plea was rejected by a local court, Tejpal was arrested by the Crime
Branch of Goa police on November 30. At present he is in judicial custody at the Sada sub-jail at Vasco, 35 km from here. He has been booked under sections 354-A, 376, 376(2)(k), 341 and 342 of the Indian Penal Code.
Tejpal has however denied the charges. Meanwhile, a court here on February 10 had extended his judicial remand by 14 more days. He has already approached the Bombay High Court for bail.