Tejpal untraceable, wife refuses to co-operate with police

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Tarun Tejpal
New Delhi, Nov 29:  It was another disappointment for the Goa police when they reached the residence of Tarun Tejpal, only to come back empty-handed. To top it, his wife too is not co-operating, refusing to divulge his whereabouts.

Tejpal was expected to report to the Goa police crime branch yesterday by 3 pm for interrogation by the police, which he failed to do. However, he did communicate with them requesting that he be given time till Saturday. This was, however, turned down.

Now that the former Tehelka  Editor has violated the law, a non-bailable warrant against him has been requested to be issued. The police had summoned Tejpal for interrogation, based on the statement of the victim, especially the part under Section 164 CrPC. For now, Tejpal's anticipatory bail with the Delhi High Court has been reserved till Friday. Surprisingly, Tejpal withdrew his bail plea from the court on Thursday afternoon.

"Tejpal was left with little legal options but to come for questioning. There is a foolproof case against him and he will surely be arrested tomorrow," said senior police officials.

Following this, the DIG of Goa police O.P. Mishra confirmed that arrest is imminent. "There should be no doubt that the next logical step is that. The IO is proceeding as per logical and legal protocol," he said.

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