The Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar told the Goa assembly on Wednesday that the Goa government has not spent a single rupee yet on lawyers in the sensational rape case in which former Tehelka editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal has been accused.
Mr. Parrikar was answering the question tabled by Congress legislator Jenniffer Monserratte. In a written reply tabled on the floor of the House, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said, “Nil as on date”.
The reply also lists senior special prosecutor Saresh Lotlikar, Francisco Tavora special public prosecutor, senior counsel Mukul Rohatgi and Additional Solicitor General of India Neeraj Kishan Kaul as the lawyers who were engaged in the Tejpal case.
Tejpal is an accused of raping her junior colleague twice during a conference at a five star hotel in Goa. Tejpal was later arrested in November 2013 and is currently on bail.