Tehelka fiasco: Goan cops seek video footage from hotel

Tehelka fiasco: Goan cops seek video footage from hotel
Panaji, Nov 21: Goa police has now sought video footage from the hotel where Tarun Tejpal and others from Tehelka stayed during Thinkfest 2013.

Also, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parikkar told Times Now that strict action will be taken in the case immediately.

All India Progressive Women's Association (AIPWA) president Kavita Krishnan told the CNN-IBN that the victim wants to file an official complaint with the police.

"The apology is not really an apology... The complainant is not asking for penance but proper process," Krishnan told CNN-IBN.

As reported by Firstpost, the police has now sought for more evidence from the hotel where the sexual assault is alleged to have taken place.

National commission for Women said they are assessing the case and strict action will be taken if Tejpal is found guilty.

Many people have come out against Tehelka for not taking appropriate action against Tarun. The victim, in her response to Times Now said she is deeply unhappy with the way Tehelka handled the case.

Noted personalities like Kiran Bedi stepped in and joined the public call for action against the culprit(s). "Its an act of serious crime and cannot b dealt with kid gloves", said Kiran Bedi.

Former editor-in-chief of The Hindu and senior journalist Siddharth Vardarajan told the media that Tejpal must be held accountable. The case is very serious, he responded. "Deeply shocked, saddened,horrified at what happened at Tehelka. Tarun's been a friend for years, suddenly seems like a stranger..why, Tarun?" - This was the reaction of Sagharika Ghose on Twitter.

Writer Meenakhi Reddy Madhavan's twitter post read, "And if it's your editor, a father figure you admire, that's even worse. Shame on you, Tarun Tejpal. You did a bad bad thing".

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(With agency inputs)

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