Monday, Sep 15, 2014

Full Coverage : TEHELKA RAPE CHARGE

Tarun Tejpal

Tehelka founder and former-editor Tarun Tejpal is accused of sexually assaulting his junior colleague on November 7 and 8 in a lift of a five-star hotel during an event in Goa. Tejpal had stepped down as Tehelka Editor-in-Chief for six months in the wake of the sexual assault allegations against him. The woman journalist, in her complaint to managing editor Shoma Chaudhury, had claimed that Tejpal sexually assaulted her on two occasions during the ‘Think fest’ event organised by the magazine at the Grand Hyatt hotel in Bambolim. The 50-year-old journalist is currently in custody of the Goa Police.

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SC issues notice to Goa Police, agrees to hear Tejpal’s bail plea in sexual assault case

The SC issued a notice to Goa Police on Tehelka founder Tarun Tejpal’s bail plea.

Goa Crime branch filed a charge sheet against Tejpal for rape.
Tarun Tejpal moves Supreme Court to get bail after HC’s refusal

The Goa bench of the Bombay High Court had already rejected a bail petition by Tejpal, who is currently in judicial remand and lodged at Sada sub-jail.

Tarun Tejpal allowed to meet ailing mother on Thursday
50-year-old journalist has been behind bars for allegedly raping the junior colleague.
April 2, 2014

Court said if Tejpal wants to meet her again, he needs to file fresh application.

Will act on report based on Tarun Tejpal CCTV tapes: Goa Police
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April 1, 2014

The rape case is caught in controversy again, with details of the hotel’s CCTV feed being made public, violating conditions set by the court.

Tehelka rape case: Tarun Tejpal’s bail plea hearing begins
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March 4, 2014

The court has granted permission to Tejpal to be present during hearing of his bail plea.

Tehelka case: Tarun Tejpal cannot meet his family, use telephone facility in jail
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February 27, 2014

Facilities extended to Tehelka founder were curtailed soon after a mobile phone was found in Tejpal’s possession.

Fascist Right-wing plot, says Tejpal, asks for CCTV footage that ‘validates me’
Goa Crime branch filed a charge sheet against Tejpal for rape.
February 18, 2014

High Court defers bail plea hearing to March 4.

Tehelka Rape Charge: Goa Police to chargesheet Tarun Tejpal under new Criminal Law Act
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February 17, 2014

Divided into 12 volumes, the 2900-page chargesheet has taken cognizance of victim’s statement and Tejpal’s apology letter to her as the primary evidence.

Tehelka journalist ‘recorded’ calls from Tarun Tejpal,Shoma Chaudhury
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December 12, 2013

Tarun Tejpal has been accused of raping his junior colleague during an event in Goa.

Tehelka rape charge: Tarun Tejpal sent to 12-day judicial custody
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December 11, 2013

Goa court also ordered to lodge him in a separate cell in prison for two days.

Shoma Chaudhury issued summons to testify in Tehelka sexual assault case
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December 4, 2013

Earlier,Tarun Tejpal was taken for a second round of medical examination.

Tehelka case LIVE: Tejpal sent to 6-day police custody,will be taken to crime scene
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December 1, 2013

Tejpal will be asked to identify the lift where the alleged crime took place.

Tarun Tejpal is fighting to protect his wealth,I am fighting to preserve my integrity,says woman journalist
November 30, 2013

She said unlike Mr. Tejpal,she is not a person of immense means.

Tehelka case: Tejpal awaits decision on bail plea,says complainant not credible
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A Goa court has provided interim relief to Tejpal,barring police from arresting him until today’s hearing.

Uncertainty the story in Tehelka newsroom,Shoma says damaging time for all
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Shoma Chaudhury resigns,says ‘damaging’ time for all associated with Tehelka.

Tehelka case: Tarun Tejpal writes to Goa police,not to appear in court today
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November 28, 2013

In a notice written late on Wednesday night,Tejpal sought time till Saturday.

Tehelka case: CCTV grab shows Tejpal entering lift with woman journo,says Goa police
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Woman journalist had accused Tejpal of molesting her on Nov 7 and 8 during the ThinkFest event.

Tehelka Case: Tarun Tejpal has admitted guilt,Goa govt tells Court
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Sunita Gupta of the Delhi High Court,after hearing arguments by both sides,said she would rule on the petition Friday.

Tehelka case: FIR false version of intimate encounter,BJP framed me,says Tejpal
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November 27, 2013

Tejpal’s lawyer argued that rape charge was a “wrath of vengeance” of the BJP.

Tejpal got Ponty Chadha to fund club for ‘select Indians…great intimacy’
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Tejpal is accused of sexually assaulting a colleague during Thinkworks 2013 edition.

Goa Police issue flight alert on Tejpal after recording victim’s statement
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Tejpal family threatening us: Victim’s family complains to Delhi Police.

Tehelka sexual assault case: Urvashi Butalia refuses to be part of probe panel
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November 26, 2013

Any such panel that was planned was redundant now that due process under the law had begun,she said.

Worried about brand,will exit Tehelka: K D Singh

I have nothing to do with the affairs or management of Tehelka,said K D Singh.

Tehelka assault case: We have established contact with victim,says Goa police
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November 25, 2013

Goa police have been able to establish contact with the victim,DIG OP Mishra said.

Tehelka has let me down in every possible way: NCW member quotes victim as saying
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NCW said the victim of the assault has asked for time to compose herself before she speaks to the agency.

Tejpal moves Delhi HC seeking anticipatory bail in Tehelka sexual assault case

Earlier in the day,Tejpal had moved Delhi HC seeking anticipatory bail in the sexual assault case.

Tarun Tejpal & Shoma Chaudhury-owned firm organises THiNK Fest,not Tehelka
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RoC filings show that for financial year ending Mar 2013,each shareholder got a return of Rs 398 per share.

Tehelka Case: Colleagues questioned,back victim’s statement
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November 24, 2013

Tejpal’s lawyer,however said the Goa police are yet to contact his or his client.

I don’t own any stake with Tehelka publishers,says Kapil Sibal,donor to Tehelka
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The donation was my commitment to freedom of speech and freedom of press,said Sibal.

Probe begins in Tehelka rape case,CCTV footage outside lift a ‘crucial proof’
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Police conducted search at Tehelka office and seized Shoma Chaudhury’s laptop and hard disk.

My family is being intimidated,says Tehelka sexual assault victim
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November 23, 2013

A team of Goa police is in Delh. It is currently in talks with Shoma Chaudhury,the group’s managing editor.

Tejpal sexual assault case: Goa police team in Delhi,knocks on Tehelka’s door
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Police is questioning Shoma Chaudhury,Tehelka’s managing editor. There is no comment on wherther Tejpal will be taken into custody.

Sexual assault case: Goa Police books Tehelka editor Tarun Tejpal for rape

The alleged incident happened in a lift in a five star hotel in Goa about 10 days ago.

Tehelka sexual assault case: Tejpal’s version different,says Shoma Chaudhury

Chaudhury said that a committee,which will be headed by activist Urvashi Butalia,will be set up.

Tehelka case: Read Tarun Tejpal’s letter to the victim

‪If an apology can heal,please consider this an unconditional one.‬

Sexual assault case: Goa Police books Tehelka editor Tarun Tejpal for rape
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FIR: CM Parrikar says: I have told police don’t be afraid of anyone.

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