Tejpal to get copy of WhatsApp messages with victim

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Panaji, June 20 (IANS) A court here hearing the Tehelka rape trial on Wednesday directed the state prosecution to give former Tehelka editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal a sequential record of WhatsApp messages exchanged between him and the woman he is accused of raping.

A cloned copy of the Whatsapp messages, which will be provided to Tejpal via the state forensic department officials, is part of the evidence submitted by the prosecution.

Additional District and Sessions Judge, Mapusa, Vijaya Pol subsequently fixed July 16 as the next date of hearing in the in-camera trial.

Tejpal is accused of sexually assaulting a former colleague inside a lift of a hotel here during an event of the magazine in 2013.

–IANS

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