Tarun Tejpal taken for sexual potency test
12/2/2013 6:47:50 AMPanaji:
Tarun Tejpal, arrested for rape in Goa, was
taken this morning for a sexual potency test, mandatory in cases of
Mr Tejpal, 50, is the founder of investigative
news-magazine Tehelka. He was arrested on Saturday for allegedly raping a
younger colleague last month at a five-star hotel in Goa during an
annual Tehelka conference.
The Goa Police has been given his
custody for six days to interrogate him. In court today, his lawyers'
arguments are expected to include a request for him to be allowed a fan
while in jail, reported the Press Trust of India.
He has said he is innocent and that the encounter with the young woman reporter was consensual.
reporter, who quit Tehelka recently, accusing it of trying to engineer a
cover-up to protect Mr Tejpal, has fiercely contested his version of
events. She has also alleged that his family has tried to intimidate and
harass her after the Goa Police filed its case against Mr Tejpal.