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Tehelka: Goa police in Mumbai to record woman's statement

Panaji, Nov 26 (PTI): A team of Goa police landed in Mumbai on Tuesday to record the statement of the woman journalist who has accused Tehelka magazine editor Tarun Tejpal of sexually assaulting her.

Police sources said that Investigating Officer Sunita Sawant is heading the team, which will meet the woman at her residence in Mumbai.

“The statement would be recorded today and the team is likely to return by late evening,” a senior Goa police official said.

The woman had earlier shown willingness to travel to Goa and record her statement before the authorities.

The woman, who was contacted by the investigating officer over phone on Monday, had shown willingness to co-operate in the case.

The woman had told the investigating officer that she delayed in filing a case against Tejpal as “he was a high profile person.”

She had also resigned from the magazine to be “free from any kind of pressure.”

On November 22, Goa police had lodged an FIR against Tejpal under IPC sections 376 (rape), 376 (2)(k) (rape by a person of a woman in his custody taking advantage of his official position) and 354 (outraging modesty) in connection with the incident.


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