WATCH: Tarun Tejpal charged with rape, pleads not guilty

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Sep 28, 2017, 11:07 AM IST

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Tarun Tejpal has been charged with rape.

He has pleaded not guilty to all charges, ANI reported Public Prosecutor Francisco Taviera as saying. 



Apart from rape, Tejpal has also been charged under sections 341 (wrongful restraint), 342 (wrongful confinement), 354 A (sexual harassment) and 354 B (Assault or use of criminal force on a woman with intent to disrobe), and 376 sub-section 2, ANI reported. 

Tejpal used to be editor of Tehelka magazine. 

He is accused of raping a junior woman colleague inside a lift at the Hotel Grand Hyatt during an event organised by Tehelka magazine in Goa.

The charges against him were framed in a Goa court. 

The next hearing in the case will be held on November 21.