The Goa bench of the Bombay Prime Court docket on Tuesday adjourned the listening to into a question associated with a rape case in opposition to journalist Tarun Tejpal until November 24, after the court docket was once knowledgeable that the attorney representing him was once ”indisposed”. Suggest Ankur Chawla, from Tejpal’s crew, knowledgeable the court docket that attorney Amit Desai, representing the journalist, was once utterly indisposed, following which the bench of Justices Revati Mohite Dere and MS Jawalkar adjourned the listening to.
Justice Dere, whilst expressing disappointment over the past minute submission about Desai’s well being, stated this kind of factor will have to now not be repeated in long term. ”You’ll have knowledgeable the court docket previous. Sure logistic preparations are made for listening to of this example, the pass judgement on stated. The prime court docket is carrying out the listening to in a hybrid mode, as Solicitor Basic of India Tushar Mehta and suggest Desai seem thru video-conferencing for the case. That is unacceptable. We’re listening to one topic (Tejpal) and feature disposed of the board for the day, Justice Dere stated.
The Solicitor Basic stated he may just now not object to the postponement, as suggest Desai had expressed non-public issue. Suggest Chawla apologised prior to the bench and confident that this kind of factor would now not be repeated in long term.
Goa’s Suggest Basic Devidas Pangam stated the topic was once being intentionally behind schedule through the respondent (Tejpal). On Might 21 this 12 months, a periods court docket acquitted Tejpal, the previous editor-in-chief of the Tehelka mag, within the case the place he was once accused of sexually assaulting his then colleague in a boost of a five-star lodge in Goa in November 2013 after they have been attending an match. Later, the Goa govt filed an enchantment in opposition to it within the prime court docket.
Tejpal has challenged the maintainability of the Goa govt’s enchantment in opposition to his acquittal within the case.
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