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Tejpal taken for sexual potency test

Tarun Tejpal after arrest at Crime Branch

Tarun Tejpal was today taken for mandatory sexual potency test by the police

Tarun Tejpal after arrest at Crime BranchPanaji: Tehelka Editor Tarun Tejpal, facing charges of sexually assaulting a woman journalist, was today taken to Goa Medical College Hospital for mandatory sexual potency test by the police.

Police sources said this was mandatory in a case of sexual assault.

A 50-year-old Tejpal was yesterday remanded in six-day police custody by a court here after which Crime Branch officials grilled him for over five hours.

The sources said later a court will hear whether he can be provided with a fan while in police custody.

A woman journalist, who was employed with Tehelka, had accused Tejpal of sexually assaulting her twice on November 7 and 8 in a lift in a five-star hotel in Goa.

He has been booked under Sections 354A (outraging the modesty of a woman) and 376 (2)(K) (custodial rape) of IPC.

PTI

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