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Police to seek 14 days remand for Tarun Tejpal

Sunday, 1 December 2013 - 12:01pm IST Updated: Sunday, 1 December 2013 - 12:02pm IST | Agency: IANS
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.

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.


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