Congress saving Tarun Tejpal: Arun Jaitley

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Arun Jaitley
New Delhi, Nov 22: Now, BJP lashes out at Congress, saying that it sees no reason why a mere apology by Tarun Tejpal and stepping down for 6 months from the post of Editor-in-chief be accepted as sufficient. Arun Jaitley, in fact, held the Congress responsible for trying to protect Tejpal by putting up a fake 'action'.

He further questions what all have been questioning till now-why has he been allowed to take his own decisions for punishment.

Expressing his disappointment, he said,"A section of the media is outraged that the police in Gujarat was protecting or allegedly keeping an eye on a young lady even with her and her family's consent. The Goa incident involving Tarun Tejpal and a young journalist is in a different league altogether. The victim's complaint makes out a clear case of rape. How can an offence of rape be compromised by an atonement that the guilty will not attend office for six months."

He further added,"that the organization should start an in-house inquiry, apart from the usual process."

Tarun Tejpal has been accused of sexually assaulting a junior journalist during the 'Think' festival in Goa. Chief Minister Goa Manohar Parrikar has already ordered a probe and the police may summon Tejpal for trial under criminal offences. Meanwhile, the victim has not yet filed an FIR., which activists say is crucial for the case.

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