Panaji: During the proceedings, the judge lambasted the Tarun Tejpal's defence counsel for reading out the name of the accused from the FIR.
"Are you trying to malign the victim? Is she the accused or the victim," the judge asked, following which Luthra apologised.
The defence also accused the police of pandering to political masters, which they claimed were victimizing Tejpal.
"The BJP is responsible for this entire conspiracy. The police here are subservient to their political masters," Luthra claimed.