Tehelka founder Tarun Tejpal booked for illegal possession of mobile phone in jail

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Panaji:  Tehelka founder Tarun Tejpal, who has been charged with raping a younger colleague, has been booked for illegal possession of a mobile phone in a Goa jail.

Officials of the Sada Sub jail, located 40 kms from Panaji, found seven mobiles in the prison during a routine check on Monday. One of it was allegedly found under the bedding used by Mr Tejpal.

The 50-year-old has been behind bars since November last year for allegedly raping a junior woman colleague during an event in Goa.

The Goa Crime branch has filed a charge sheet against him for rape, outraging modesty and sexual harassment of a woman journalist.

Tejpal has filed a petition seeking bail before Goa bench of Bombay High Court, which would be heard on March 4.

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