Fri, 29 Nov 2013 13:30:00 GMT | By PTI

Tehelka scandal: Tejpal lands in Goa

The Goa police had directed Tarun Tejpal to appear before it by 3 pm yesterday which Tejpal had failed to do. Followin this, a seven member Goa police team had conducted a raid on the residence of Tejpal today morning

Tejpal to leave for Goa, reaches Delhi airport (© Reuters)

New Delhi: Accused of sexually assaulting a colleague, Tehelka editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal arrived in Goa Friday, after a court in Goa granted him interim bail till 2.30 pm

"I am going to Goa," Tejpal told the media in a brief comment at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi before taking a flight to Panaji.

Tejpal had Thursday first sought time till Saturday to appear before the Goa Police but later said he would reach Panaji Friday. The police turned down his request and officials indicated he could be arrested.

Goa Police said Friday that they had been trying to reach Tejpal since Thursday evening but had failed. A Goa Police team went to Tejpal's New Delhi residence and homes of other relatives and friends Friday accompanied by Delhi Police officials but drew a blank.

In the meantime, the district and sessions court in Panaji granted the veteran journalist interim bail until 2.30 p.m. Friday. Tejpal's counsel said he would cooperate with the police investigation.


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