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Tarun Tejpal case: HC directs sessions court to retract anything that reveals identity of rape survivor

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta identified the paragraphs by which the e-mail ID of the survivor, the names of her husband and her mom had been revealed.

Referring to the Goa court judgment

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acquitting journalist Tarun Tejpal, the Bombay High Court on Thursday directed the sessions court choose to retract the e-mail ID of the survivor and the identify of her husband and mom from the judgment earlier than importing it on the court web site.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta appeared earlier than a single Bench of justice S.C. Gupte by way of videoconferencing and mentioned the judgment within the case of sexual assault and rape was to be pronounced on May 19 which obtained postponed to May 21 when it was solely revealed that Mr. Tejpal is acquitted.

The State of Goa instantly filed for an attraction earlier than the High Court difficult the acquittal. He went on to say that the bodily copy of the judgment was made out there solely on May 25. He identified the paragraphs by which the e-mail ID of the survivor, the names of her companion, now husband, and her mom had been revealed.

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He, subsequently, urged the High Court to go a course to the sessions court to delete all the main points that might reveal the identity of the survivor earlier than importing the judgment on the court web site.

In its order, the HC mentioned, “considering the law against disclosure of identity of victim, the sessions court is directed to retract the email ID of the prosecutrix (victim), her husband and mother’s name.”

The court mentioned it will adjourn the matter to be heard as soon as trip was over and common court began on June 7. Mr. Mehta, nevertheless, requested the court to hear the matter earlier than that and mentioned, “The system expects sensitivity over jurisprudence. We owe it to our girls.” The court agreed and posted the matter to be heard on June 2.

On May 21, particular choose Kshama Joshi on the Mapusa District and Sessions Court, Goa, acquitted Mr. Tejpal from all fees of rape by an individual in place of management, rape by an individual in place of authority, assault with the intent of outraging modesty, assault with intent to disrobe and sexual harassment.

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