A court in India's on Friday acquitted former Editor of Tehelka magazine Tarun Tejpal of sexual assault charges alleged by a female colleague.
The judgment was pronounced by Additional Sessions Judge Kshama Joshi, reports the Live Law.
The case dates back to 2013, when Tejpal was accused of sexually assaulting a junior colleague in an elevator of a high-end hotel in Goa.
The Goa Police subsequently registered a First Information Report (FIR) against Tejpal for various offences including rape.
He was arrested in November 2013 and later released on bail in July 2014.
The trial against Tejpal commenced in 2017. In the meanwhile, he had moved the Bombay High Court for quashing the case against him, claiming that the charges were fabricated.
The High Court had dismissed the plea after which he appealed to the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court also refused to interfere and rejected his petition on 19 August, 2019.