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Tarun Tejpal sent to 6-day police custody

Tarun Tejpal

Tehelka magazine's founder and former editor Tarun Tejpal,who was on Saturday arrested in sexual assault case,was today sent to police remand for six days following which Crime Branch officials began grilling him.
Tarun Tejpal at Hotel Grand Hyatt in Panaji on Sunday. (IE Photo: Prashant Nadkar)

Tarun Tejpal

Tarun Tejpal will now be interrogated through the day by a team of officers in Crime Branch. The police will be taking the veteran journalist to the scene of crime,where he will be asked to identify the lift where the alleged crime has taken place in the presence of two witnesses.
Tarun Tejpal at Hotel Grand Hyatt in Panaji on Sunday. (IE Photo: Prashant Nadkar)

Tarun Tejpal

The prosecution blamed Tarun Tejpal for adding "salt to injury" by questioning the integrity of the victim,adding that immense courage is required by one to come in public and say that she has been "violated by a person who is like a father figure".
Court adjourned the decision on Tarun Tejpal's bail plea till 4.30 pm.
Tarun Tejpal comes out of the court in Panaji on Saturday. (IE Photo: Prashant Nadkar)


Defending Tejpal's bail plea,Tarun Tejpal's lawyer Geeta Luthra told the court that humiliation and disgrace is attached to the arrest,and has consequences not only for him,also to his family and community he represents.
Tarun Tejpal's wife and daughter outside the court in Panaji on Saturday. (IE Photo: Prashant Nadkar)

Tarun Tejpal

Tarun Tejpal,accused of sexual assault of a woman colleague,questioned the legitimacy of the FIR and subsequent probe in the case and lashed out at the media accusing it of "screaming and shouting" all the time.
Tarun Tejpal comes out from Dona Paulo Crime Branch near Panaji on Friday. (IE Photo: Prashant Nadkar)

Tarun Tejpal

"... There is no complaint officially. An internal mail from the office decides a suo motu FIR?" Tarun Tejpal told a news channel at the airport. Indicating a political conspiracy in the entire episode,Tejpal said,"It is being monitored on an hour-to-hour basis by some people in Delhi." (IE Photo: Prashant Nadkar)

Tarun Tejpal

The arguments over anticipatory bail to former Tehelka Editor-in-Chief Tarun Tejpal has begun in a court in Goa. (IE Photo: Prashant Nadkar)

Tarun Tejpal

A court in Goa granted interim relief till tomorrow to Tehelka founder and editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal in a sexual assault case. (IE Photo: Prashant Nadkar)


Former Tehelka Editor-in-Chief Tarun Tejpal reached Goa after being granted an anticipatory bail till 2.30 pm on a personal bond of Rs 20,000. Hearing Tejpal's plea,Principal and Sessions Judge Anuja Prabhudesai had said that she would hear the merits of the case in the afternoon. However,after repeated pleading by Tejpal's lawyer,she granted the bail till afternoon when the matter would be heard further.

Seen here at the Delhi airport. (IE Photo: Praveen Khanna)


Speaking to mediapersons at the airport,Tejpal said: "I got the summons yesterday. So I am going to Goa." This was Tejpal's first public appearance since the Goa Police filed its case against him.(IE Photo: Praveen Khanna)


Meanwhile,Tarun Tejpal's arrest seems imminent as Goa Crime Branch officials have already been posted at Dabolim airport. According to sources,Tejpal is expected to be arrested the moment he lands. (IE Photo: Praveen Khanna)


Today,teams from the Goa and Delhi police searched for Tejpal at his Delhi residence and at the homes of friends and relatives,but were not able to locate him.(IE Photo: Praveen Khanna)


Following this search,a non-bailable arrest warrant has been issued against Tejpal. (IE Photo: Praveen Khanna)


Some crime branch personnel of Delhi Police also went to Tejpal's residence. According to police sources,Tejpal's wife refused to divulge details of his whereabouts. (IE Photo: Praveen Khanna)


Tejpal was called to Dona Paula Crime Branch police station on Thursday at 3 pm,soon after the victim gave a statement to the magistrate. (IE Photo: Praveen Khanna)


The woman journalist who accused Tehelka founder and former editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal of sexually assaulting her in a Goa hotel,has issued a fresh statement. Here is the full text of the statement.

In this pic Tarun Tejpal at the Delhi airport. (IE Photo: Praveen Khanna)


I am heartened by the broad support I have received over the past fortnight. However,I am deeply concerned and very disturbed by insinuations that my complaint is part of a pre-election political conspiracy.

Seen here Tarun Tejpal at the Delhi airport. (IE Photo: Praveen Khanna)