Court rejects Tejpal's request for a fan in a lock-up

PTI, PANAJI | 04 December 2013 16:15 IST

A Goa court today rejected an application filed by Tehelka magazine Editor Tarun Tejpal seeking permission to get a fan installed in the police lock up where he is being kept.

Judicial Magistrate First Class Kshama Joshi rejected the application by Tejpal, who has been lodged in Panaji police custody since Saturday in connection with a sexual assault case. 

On December 2, Tejpal's lawyer had argued in the court that a fan be allowed to be put up in the lock-up on humanitarian grounds. 

The 50-year-old Tehelka founder was taken for a second round of medical tests here. 

His medical examination was earlier conducted on December 2 at Goa Medical College and Hospital, where various tests, including potency examination, was conducted on him. 

Tejpal was arrested last Saturday after his anticipatory bail plea was rejected. 

He was remanded in six days police custody on Sunday. Tejpal is accused of sexually assaulting a woman journalist in a lift during a Tehelka event in Goa.

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Without bothering who Tejpal is, fans need to be provided in the lock ups for all the inmates as the climate is unbearable without fan.

Human beings cannot be treated like cattle.

The lock ups should have proper facilities.

It is not fair to decline even a fan.

- Francisco, Goa | 05 th December 2013 08:46

 

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