A sessions court in Goa on Friday passed an order restraining the publication of the court proceedings in the rape case against Tarun Tejpal, founder of Tehelka magazine.
Additional sessions judge Vijaya D Pol passed the order while allowing Tejpal's application, filed through eminent criminal lawyer Pramod Kumar Dubey, seeking in-camera proceeding of the case to preserve the dignity, respect and privacy of both prosecutrix and his client Tejpal.
Tejpal appeared before the sessions court in Mapusa on Friday.The court commenced the hearing on arguments on framing of charges against Tejpal in the rape case instituted against him.
Dubey, who is leading the defence, sought discharge of his client Tejpal.
The court, while allowing the application, restrained the publication of the court proceedings.
Tejpal is facing trial after his junior colleague accused him of sexual assault during an event in Goa in 2013.