A periods court docket in Goa will on Could 19 pronounce its verdict within the 2013 rape case registered towards Tarun Tejpal, former Editor-in-Chief of Tehelka journal.
The decision was scheduled to be pronounced at this time however was adjourned.
Earlier, chatting with media individuals, Particular Public Prosecutor Francisco Tavora had knowledgeable that if the accused is convicted then there may be a sentence of a “minimal of 10 years to a most life sentence” relying on the “discretion of the decide”.
Tarun Tejpal was arrested on November 30 in 2013 after being accused of raping a colleague at a five-star resort in North Goa. He’s at present out on bail.
On September 29, 2017, the court docket had charged him beneath numerous sections of the Indian Penal Code, together with rape, sexual harassment, and wrongful confinement. He, nevertheless, pleaded not responsible.
Following the framing of costs, Tarun Tejpal moved the Supreme Court docket looking for quashing of the costs levelled towards him.
In August, the highest court docket refused to quash the costs and directed the trial to be concluded inside six months.