Tehelka case Tarun Tejpal reaches Crime Branch for questioning
In a brief statement while entering the Crime Branch, Tejpal said, “I am joining the investigation.” While assuring that Tarun Tejpal will not leave Goa till the hearing is over, his lawyer said, “There is no criminality in the case against Tejpal. He will not leave Goa till the hearing in the alleged sexual assault case is over.”
“Why was Goa Police issuing summons to Tejpal and not arresting him? After landing also they are escorting him,” said Abha Singh, senior advocate.
Arguments for anticipatory bail for Tarun Tejpal adjourned till 10 am tomorrow.
“Tarun Tejpal’s interim bail has been extended till tomorrow,” said Ravi Sharma, Tejpal’s counsel.
Police detained Tarun Tejpal as he landed at the Goa airport amidst heavy security. He is now being escorted to the Goa session court. Black flag demonstrators break police barricade and jump in front of the police jeep with Tejpal in it. Flight carrying Tehelka editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal lands at Goa airport. He will head to court from the airport. Tejpal’s legal team claims political interference in its arguments. Tejpal has ruffled feathers. BJP workers protest against Tarun Tejpal outside Goa airport. Tejpal’s flight is about to land.
In a conversation recorded in a hidden camera, Tarun Tejpal accused media of ‘screaming and shouting all the time’. How was a complaint filed on the basis of an internal Tehelka e-mail, asks Tejpal while talking to a news channel’s reporter at the airport before flying to Goa. There are many issues embedded here, adds Tejpal.