New Delhi: Summoned by the Goa police, Tarun Tejpal will fly to Goa by an afternoon flight to face questioning and possible arrest in the case of alleged sexual assault by him of a woman colleague.
Accompanied by his wife Geetan Batra and one of his daughters and brother, the founding editor of Tehelka magazine arrived at the airport to take a 2:30 PM flight to Panaji.
"I got summons. So I am heading to Goa," Tejpal, who put up a faint smile, told reporters in a terse reply to questions.
Before getting into the departure hall with his wife for check-in, Tejpal hugged his daughter for some moments.
Earlier in the day, he got a short respite when the Sessions court in Panaji barred his arrest till 2:30 PM when the court may give his final order on the anticipatory bail application moved by his lawyers.
At the crack of dawn, a Goa police team went to his house for arresting him but returned empty-handed as he was not there.