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Victim alleges Tejpal’s family leaked CCTV footage

Tarun Tejpal is presently lodged in Sada Sub-jail, Vasco (in south Goa), in Judicial Custody. File Photo

Tarun Tejpal is presently lodged in Sada Sub-jail, Vasco (in south Goa), in Judicial Custody. File Photo  

The Crime Branch of Goa police has forwarded a recent complaint by the victim in the Tarun Tejpal case against the family members of the Tehelka co-founder to the State police’s Cyber Crime Cell for investigation.

The victim has complained to Investigating Officer (IO) Sunita Sawant that certain contents of the CCTV grab taken from the crime scene in the north Goa five star hotel have been leaked through Twitter.

Ms. Sawant confirmed she received a mail on March 19 in which the victim has named the family’s members and alleged that the leak had "hurt her privacy and dignity."

Tejpal is presently lodged in Sada Sub-jail, Vasco (in south Goa), in Judicial Custody. His bail plea had been rejected earlier by the District and Sessions Court and recently by the Bombay High Court bench in Goa.

His applications — including a complaint against the IO for giving details of victim's email ID, phone numbers, etc. in the charge sheet, and seeking all the documents made part of the charge sheet — are being heard in the Additional Sessions and Fast Track Court.

On the other hand, the prosecution has moved an application seeking expedition of the trial as per the mandate of Section 309 of the CrPC.

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