Goa police says will press additional charges against Tarun Tejpal if required

By Himanshu Kapoor | Last Updated: Sunday, November 24, 2013 - 22:27

Zee Media Bureau/Himanshu Kapoor

Panjim: DIG Goa police OP Mishra on Sunday in a press conference said that the investigation in the sexual assault case against Tehelka magazine editor Tarun Tejpal is proceeding in the correct direction. Adding that the examination of CCTV footage obtained from the Goa hotel, where the alleged incident occurred, is underway.

As Goa police is yet to estaiblish contact with Tejpal, Mishra said we were able to examine some more people in the case and that the team has left Delhi, further adding that as more details will emerge additional charges will be added against the accused if deemed necessary.

A Goa police team yesterday seized electronic devices and and took into possession relevant documents as it examined the Tehelka office in Delhi, Mishra said.

Mishra appealed to public and media organisations to refrain from publishing emails or anything that hurts privacy and dignity of the young journalist who was sexually assaulted earlier this month in an elevator of a Goa resort. The DIG said that publishing details of victims email have criminal implications as well. as well adding that, “We will not hesitate to use legal action if violations take place.”
Meanwhile today, the National Commission for Women (NCW) asked the Mumbai police to provide security to the victim alleging that she was being pressurised in the case.
Tehelka Managing editor Shoma Chaudhury on Sunday said that she had fully cooperated with Goa police and shared all details with them.



First Published: Sunday, November 24, 2013 - 17:43

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