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Tejpal: FIR may name Shoma Chaudhury

Tejpal: FIR may name Shoma Chaudhury

| | 27 Nov 2013, 02:51 am
New Delhi/Panaji, Nov 27 Tehelka Managing Editor Shoma Chaudhury might be named in a First Information Report (FIR) against the magazine's Editor-in-Chief Tarun Tejpal, who allegedly sexually assaulted a woman journalist of his magazine in Goa recently, said reports on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the Goa Police on Wednesday summoned Tejpal to appear before them at the earliest.

The police have also issued a lookout notice against Tejpal so that he cannot leave the country without their permission.

"In case the accused tries to flee from the country, we have issued a lookout notice against him. All border check posts and airports have been alerted. It\'s a normal drill," Panaji Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) OP Mishra told reporters.

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday refused any interim relief to Tejpal.

The court will hear his anticipatory bail plea on Wednesday.

"Tejpal\'s lawyers have alleged that the Goa Police is showing undue interest in the case and have registered a suo-moto case against him," reported CNN-IBN.

"As Tejpal is a resident of Delhi and the case has been filed in Goa, he had sought interim protection from the arrest till the time he can approach a court which has jurisdiction in Goa for relief," the news channel said.

Tejpal on Monday moved the Delhi High Court for an anticipatory bail.

He also sought change in the investigating agency and transfer of the case out of Goa.

The Goa Police on Tuesday recorded the statement of the woman journalist in Mumbai.

Tejpal, late Nov 20 evening rescued himself from his job for six months after the journalist complained to Tehelka\'s managing editor Shoma Chaudhury that he allegedly pulled her into a lift in the Goa resort and sexually assaulted her.