Tehelka controversy LIVE: Tarun Tejpal seeks two-day time to reach Goa, promises cooperation
Thelka’s former managing editor Shoma Chaudhury is at the National Commission for Women office. Social activist Ranjana Kumari on Thursday said if Tarun Tejpal is not arrested immediately, question marks will be raised why influential people get away.Protests reported in Kanpur and Patna against Tarun Tejpal and Shoma Chaudhury.
Delhi BJP workers intensify their protest outside Shoma Chaudhury’s house in Saket. Bharatiya Janata Party leader Vijay Jolly, who is heading the group of protesters, defaces nameplate outside Shoma Chaudhury’s residence, writes ‘accused’ on it. Meanwhile, Shoma Chaudhury leaves her residence amid protests, says she will speak to the media at an appropriate time. Amidst reports of his arrest, Tarun Tejpal has sent a letter to crime branch at Dona Paula, in Panaji, to seek more time to appear before it.
In the letter to Crime Branch police inspector Sunita Sawant, Tejpal writes he needs two more days to respond to the police summons.
Mentioning he would appear before it on Saturday afternoon, Tejpal’s letter to Goa Police vows his readiness to cooperate in investigation.
Meanwhile, Tejpal’s lawyer Sandeep Kapur says: “We are not planning to move Supreme Court for any relief.”
It was earlier reported that the Tehelka founder-editor is on way to Goa to meet a deadline to appear before the Goa Police before 3 pm today.