Tehelka case: Shoma Chaudhary rejects slander allegations

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Tehelka case: Shoma rejects allegation
New Delhi, Nov 27: Managing editor of Tehelka, Shoma Chaudhary, who has been accused of hiding facts and shielding the accused Tarun Tejpal, editor-in-chief of Tehelka, rejects allegations of slander, character assasination against her.

"I strongly reject the allegations in the media that I'm involved in any manner," said Shoma in a statement today.

She gave out a statement that "I strongly reject the allegations in the media that I am involved in any manner with any slander, intimidation or character assassination of the complainant journalist. This is a malicious campaign that has no basis in truth."

The Goa police had on November 22 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.

Following the incident, the journalist had resigned from Tehelka, accusing Tejpal and Managing Editor Shoma Chaudhary of a "cover-up" and resorting to "tactics of intimidation, character assassination and slander".

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