Goa police on Friday booked Tehelka editor Tarun Tejpal on charges of rape and outraging modesty after conducting preliminary investigations in the incident.
As per reports, Goa police has confiscated the CCTV footage of hotel where the female journalist of Tehelka was allegedly sexually harassed by Tejpal during the Thinkfest.
While talking with a newschannel, Goa DGP Kishan Kumar said that Tarun Tejpal has been booked on charges of rape (376) and outraging modesty (352) after investigations by Crime Branch and till now, Tehelka administration haven’t replied to their requests of sending us the email of the victim.
Earlier, the victim, in her email to the Tehelka administration, has alleged that she was sexually harassed by Tejpal at Goa during an Thinkfest event that was organised by Tehelka in the state. After the incident came to light, Tejpal, in his letter to Tehelka Management, has confessed to the sexual harassment charge and stated that the incident occurred due to error of judgement on his part and that’s reason, his is rescuing himself from the position of editor of Tehelka for next six months.
The victim is reportedly the daughter of Tejpal’s friend and she is also a friend of his daughter.