Tehelka case: Fresh petition submitted to governor

Tehelka: Petition submitted to governor
Panaji, Dec 5: A fresh petition has been submitted to Goa governor regarding the ongoing probe into the sexual assault case against former Tehelka editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal.

The petition filed by Sunil Kawthankar, a city lawyer and former head of the National Students Council of India (NSUI) on Wednsday, said the probe should be shifted from the Crime Branch and that BJP spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi should be arrested for leaking the name of the journalist woman, who accused Tarun Tejpal of sexual assault, on Twitter.

According to the petition, a key officer heading the Tejpal case has handled "quite a few high profile cases" in the past, but most of the cases did not end in conviction.

Kawthankar also said that the officer was part of the Crime Branch unit which has been indicted by a House Committee report on drugs for not doing enough to nip the drug mafia in Goa in the bud.

"Such an officer cannot be relied upon to investigate such an sensitive case as it is feared that the victim may get a raw deal at her hands," says the petition.

The House Committee report which was tabled in the Goa legislative assembly, exposes a nexus between police, politicians and the drug mafia in Goa.

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