Goa Police quiz Tehelka’s managing editor, three others

Tehelka managing editor Shoma Chaudhury was quizzed by Goa Police.

Tehelka managing editor Shoma Chaudhury was quizzed by Goa Police here Sunday in a case against Tarun Tejpal, the 50-year-old founder and editor-in-chief of Tehelka news magazine, accused of sexually assaulting a junior colleague.

The Goa Police team also questioned three other employees of the magazine at Goa Sadan, the state government guest house in New Delhi area. Chaudhury was quizzed Saturday as well.

Delhi Police have offered help to Goa Police team, who has left the capital.

According to sources, police have collected some CDs and a few hard discs from Tehelka office in south Delhi.

On Tejpal’s arrest in the case, sources said it was not yet clear if he would be arrested.

A three-member Goa Police team reached Tehelka office Saturday and scrutinised documents, including Shoma Chaudhury’s laptop and i-pad.

The young Tehelka journalist, in her complaint to Chaudhury, had said that Tejpal sexually assaulted her twice in the elevator in the Club House section of the Grand Hyatt five-star resort during the news magazine’s high-profile ThinkFest conference earlier this month.

Tejpal in a statement released Friday requested the investigators to “examine and release the CCTV footage so that the accurate version of events stands clearly revealed”.


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