Mon, 20 Jan 2014 15:45:00 GMT | By PTI

Tehelka case: Goa cops yet to get response from De Niro

Crime Branch probing the case had sent De Niro a questionnaire the Hollywood actor

Tehelka case: Goa cops yet to get response from De Niro (© Reuters)

Panaji: Hollywood actor Robert De Niro is yet to respond to the questionnaire sent by Goa Police probing the sexual assault case allegedly involving Tehelka founder editor Tarun Tejpal.

The former woman journalist with Tehelka magazine, who has accused 50-year-old Tejpal of sexual assault, and the accused were with the Hollywood star a little before the alleged offence took place in November last year.

The Crime Branch probing the case had sent a questionnaire to De Niro earlier this month, requesting him to respond to it.

"We are still waiting for the response despite sending him the reminder," a senior crime branch official told PTI today.

The actor was contacted through his attorney before sending the questions. The police are expected to file a charge sheet in the case by month end.

The investigating officer has already recorded several statements, including that of former Tehelka managing editor Shoma Chaudhury and Tejpal's daughter, along with the deposition of the victim in connection with the case.

Tejpal is currently lodged in Sada sub jail in judicial custody after a local court rejected his bail plea.

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