Tarun Tejpal, Shoma Chaudhury face grilling by Goa police over sexual assault

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Tehelka Magazine's Managing Editor Shoma Chaudhury is surrounded by media personnel as she leaves her office in New Delhi. (Express photo: Oinam Anand) Tehelka Magazine's Managing Editor Shoma Chaudhury is surrounded by media personnel as she leaves her office in New Delhi. (Express photo: Oinam Anand)
SummaryDefiant Tarun Tejpal, Shoma Chaudhury face imminent police crack down.

step down and apologise" despite "the fact that there is different version".

Her remarks yesterday that Tejpal had a "different version", had drawn the ire of activists, who said it amounted to character assassination of the victim.

"If I am accused of destruction of evidence which is not the case as again and again I am telling you, the public record will show. I'll play itself out.

"The law will take its course.... I have already said that getting the editor to step down or an unconditional apology despite the fact that there is a different version is not destruction of evidence," she said today.

The issue came into limelight when the email by the woman journalist of his magazine alleging sexual assault was made public and Tejpal announced on Wednesday night that he was "recusing" from his job for six months.

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