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Alleged victim’s testimony in the Tarun Tejpal case at variance with CCTV footage

Four months in jail without bail, and with testimony that has visible loopholes, certainly requires a case to be examined thoroughly, not just by the courts but also democracy’s watchdog, the media. Tehelka’s editor Tarun Tejpal, facing a rape charge levelled by a young colleague, is languishing in a Goa jail with bail being repeatedly […]

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Goa Police to file 2700 page chargesheet in sexual assault case against Tarun Tejpal

Breaking news being tweeted right now is that Goa police will be filing a 2700 page chargesheet against Tarun Tejpal for sexual assault. For a sense of proportion for those wondering how normal this is, the chargesheet against the Delhi Gang Rape (that gave birth to the law amendment that qualifies Tarun Tejpal as alleged […]

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The strange case of rapist Tarun Tejpal

It is over two months that Tarun Tejpal has been in jail for raping a woman who did not want to file a police complaint. His chargesheet keeps getting delayed, and so does bail. Since I have taken a lot of interest in how this is unfolding, I decided to follow up and I still […]

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My comment on Tehelka Rape victim’s statement that Kafila did not publish

I had made this comment on the victim’s statement to media published on the Kafila blog. It did not clear moderation, so publishing it here. Because you are a journalist and feminist, I would like to ask you, would you recommend a victim of rape to release one sided correspondence in a high voltage campaign? […]

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Some questions regarding the victim’s side of the story

Here are some of the things that don’t add up with regard to some of what the victim says and what is known/observed/claimed in my view. Who leaked the emails? Increasingly it is appearing that the emails were leaked with the girl’s knowledge and as a warped kind of press release series. There is a […]

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