Police, who Saturday arrested Tehelka editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal for rape, are likely to seek 14 days police remand when they produce him before a judicial magistrate Sunday.
Sources in the Crime Branch, which is investigating the case, said that police custody was necessary to obtain a confession from Tejpal, who has admitted to raping a junior colleague in intra-office communication, but has denied any wrongdoing in public statements.
His anticipatory bail petition has been rejected by a Goa court.
"We will be producing him before a holiday court magistrate in Panaji later in the day," a source said.
Tejpal, who was formally arrested late Saturday, was later sent to a government hospital for medical examination and was later lodged in police lock up.