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and was “completely normal and friendly all throughout her stay in Goa".
Further, the plea says the victim or her family members had not approached the police to file a complaint, and the entire incident was “blown out of proportion by various groups with vested interests, including topmost executives of Goa and even national political leaders of one party".
“Investigation being carried out by the Goa Police is patently tainted, unfair and is being used as an opportunity to satisfy the long standing grudge of the political executive against the works and ideological stand of the present petitioner,” says the plea further.
Tarun Tejpal's plea also says that there was “not a single whisper from any corner” during the Think Fest regarding the alleged sexual assault.