Goa orders probe into Tehelka incident

Last Updated: Thu, Nov 21, 2013 15:20 hrs
Goa CM Manohar Parrikar on Tarun Tejpal case

Goa government on Thursday ordered a preliminary inquiry into the alleged sexual assault by Tehelka Editor Tarun Tejpal on a woman journalist of his magazine on the ground there seems to be some substance in it.

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who met top police officials, told reporters that he has directed police to conduct a probe into the incident.

He said the inquiry began after media reports on the incident that took place in a five star hotel in Panaji ten days ago.

"Now it has been found there is substance in the complaint in what the girl has said. Probably the incident took place in the lift," the Chief Minster said.

The letter which the girl has written to her office indicates that there was an attempt to rape or it may have happened, he said.

Parrikar said that the government is already taken up the matter proactively and Tejpal might be summoned for inquiry.

"We will also contact the girl and record her statement if she wants to give," Parrikar said.

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