Tarun Tejpal sexual assault case: An account of day to day events

Tarun Tejpal case as we know it
Bangalore, Nov 26: The news of sexual assault levied on Tehelka founder-editor Tarun Tejpal, didn't just shake the entire media fraternity but also has the NCW and other activist up in arms. Here's a detailed report of the events that unfolded-

Nov 7, 2013: Tehelka founder Tarun Tejpal allegedly assaults a co-worker during the ‘Think' festival in Goa.

Nov 8, 2013: According to the victim's complaint, Tejpal sexually assaults her in an elevator.

Nov 18, 2013: The victim, writes to Shoma Chaudhury, Managing Editor, Tehelka about the sexual assault. The journalist demands an inquiry into the incident and also an apology from Tejpal.

Nov 20, 2013: Tarun Tejpal writes to Shoma Chaudhury, admits having a ‘bad lapse of judgement.' He also resigns from the magazine for 6 months as an act of penance for his misconduct.

Chaudhury, adds a short note to the mail and forwards the mail to all Tehelka employees. In the note she refers to the incident as an ‘untoward incident' and says that they had responded with the right thought and action.

November 21, 2013: Goa CM Manohar Parrikar says that an inquiry will be conducted into the incident by the police officials.

Nov 22, 2013: Goa police springs into action and takes suo motu cognizance and files an FIR.

Nov 23, 2013: The Delhi police is already at Tejpal's house in New Delhi while a team from the Goa police arrives later to question Shoma and Tejal at the Tehelka office. Along with this the police also question three Tehekla employees and demand for laptops, cell phones, and data from hard disks.

The journalist issues a statement saying that her family was being pressurized.

Nov 25, 2013: Complainant submits her resignation and says that she was deeply traumatized by the lack of support from Tehelka. Tejpal moves Delhi High court for transit anticipatory bail.

Nov 26, 2013: Goa police records victim's statement. Delhi High Court rejects Tejpal's bail plea. Goa police issues an alert across the state against Tejpal, saying that he may leave the country.

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