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Tehelka case: Goa police issue summons to Tarun Tejpal

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Panaji: Goa police on Wednesday issued summons to Tehelka Editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal, accused of sexually assaulting his junior colleague.

A senior police official confirmed that Mr. Tejpal has been issued summons to remain present before the investigating officer.

He, however, refused to mention whether the accused has been given any date or time to present himself before the investigating authority.

The Goa crime branch is investigating the complaint against Mr. Tejpal by a woman journalist.

The police official also said the victim will be called to record her statement before a magistrate.

“She has been fully cooperating with the police and her statement is very crucial for the case,” the official said.

Investigating Officer, Sunita Sawant has already met the victim in Mumbai and recorded her statement on Tuesday.

The Goa police had on November 22 lodged an FIR against Mr. Tejpal under IPC sections 376 (rape), 376 (2)(k) (rape by a person of a woman in his custody taking advantage of his official position) and 354 (outraging modesty) in connection with the incident.

The police had on Tuesday issued an “immigration check post alert” against Tejpal so that he cannot leave the country.

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