Updated: Fri, 29 Nov 2013 18:15:00 GMT | By Agencies

Tehelka founder Tarun Tejpal detained

Former Tehelka editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal, who has been accused of raping a colleague in Goa earlier this month has been detained


Tehelka founder Tarun Tejpal arrested (© Getty Images)

Goa: Former Tehelka editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal, accused of raping a woman journalist in Goa earlier his month has been detained by the Goa police today as soon as he landed in Goa.

Earlier, the Goa Police had summoned him to appear before it by 3 pm on Thursday in the probe into the sexual assault allegation against him.

However, as Tejpal avoided the summons, the Goa police issued a non-bailable warrant against Tejpal and conducted a raid on his residence in Jungpura area of South Delhi a little after 6am and spent over 90 minute in a bid to arrest him but returned empty handed after finding that he was not there.

Crime branch personnel from Delhi Police also accompanied the Goa Police team. Tejpal's wife Geetan Batra refused to divulge to the police any detail of his whereabouts, police said.

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