Journalists helped police recover mobile phones from Tejpal: Goa CM

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New Delhi, Feb 27: Guess who informed the Goa police about mobile phones in the prison cell of Tarun Tejpal, former Tehelka editor ! According to Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar, tip-offs from "good" journalists in Delhi led to the surprise raid at the Tehelka editor-in-chief's prison cell.

Parrikar alleged that Tarun Tejpal was in touch with Delhi-based journalists every morning using the mobile phone. "There are journalists in Delhi who reported to us that he was speaking to reporters from Delhi every morning," Parrikar said.

Reportedly, nine mobile phones were found in the Sada prison complex housing Tejpal during a sudden raid on February 23. A SIM card was also found in Tejpal's shirt collar.

However, Tejpal said that the phone could belong to another inmate living in his cell.

Goa jail authorities have also filed a formal police complaint against Tejpal and six others inmates after mobile phones were found in their cells.

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