Updated: Sat, 23 Nov 2013 14:30:00 GMT | By PTI

Police to quiz Tejpal, Shoma, meet victim

Police are trying to collect emails of Tejpal in connection with the incident and the complaint of the girl to the management following which he will be questioned


Tehelka case: Goa Police in Delhi to quiz Tarun Tejpal, Shoma Chaudhury, meet victim (© Getty Images)

Panaji/New Delhi: A special investigation team of Goa Police on Saturday reached Delhi to quiz Tehelka editor Tarun Tejpal, who has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman colleague, and its managing editor Shoma Chaudhury and will try to meet the victim. The four-member crime branch team which arrived at around noon in the national capital is likely to record the statement of Chaudhury before further action, according to a senior Goa Police official.

The team is led by deputy superintendent of police Sammy Tavares and includes a woman. Police are trying to collect emails of Tejpal in connection with the incident and the complaint of the girl to the management following which he will be questioned, the official said and did not rule out his arrest. Police will also be trying to meet the victim and get an independent statement from her, the official said.

Delhi Police on Saturday said it will extend full support to the special investigation team of Goa Police. Goa Police had on Friday filed an FIR against Tejpal under Sections 376 (rape), 376 (2) (rape by a person of a woman in his custody taking advantage of his official position) and 354 (outraging modesty) of IPC in connection with the incident that took place during an event in Goa a fortnight ago.

Conviction under Section 376 of IPC entails a maximum of life term in jail. Goa Police had on Friday filed an FIR against Tejpal under Sections 376 (rape), 376 (2) (rape by a person of a woman in his custody taking advantage of his official position) and 354 (outraging modesty) of IPC in connection with the incident that took place during an event in Goa a fortnight ago.

Conviction under Section 376 of IPC entails a maximum of life term in jail. Tejpal had issued a statement offering to extend the "fullest cooperation" to the police and all other authorities.

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