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Sexual assault case: Tarun Tejpal writes letter to investigating officer

New Delhi: Former Tehelka magazine Editor in chief, Tarun Tejpal has accused Goa Police of being acting in a prejudiced manner against him. Tarun's investigating Officer Sunita Sawant, had accused Tejpal of 'threatening and intimidating'
India TV News Desk January 28, 2014 17:54 IST
India TV News Desk
New Delhi: Former Tehelka magazine Editor in chief, Tarun Tejpal has accused Goa Police of being acting in a prejudiced manner against him.

Tarun's investigating Officer Sunita Sawant, had accused Tejpal of 'threatening and intimidating' her.

In a response to his accusation, Tejpal wrote a letter to her expressing his disappointment over the accusation.

In the letter, he wrote that he had given full support in the investigation.

The complaint by the investigating officer had caused Tejpal's rejection of bail plea by Judge Anuja Prabhudesai.

Tejpal has written : “This is so far from the truth as to be outrageous. I categorically state that I have never ever threatened you. The fact is I have been impeccably cooperative with you and your team from the very beginning. I flew to Goa on receiving the summons, and surrendered myself to you at the crime branch office. Even though there are many reasons to doubt the bona fides of the FIR, I did not display any rancour or reluctance in dealing with you.”

Tejpal adds 'There is not a single query that was put to me in my 10 days of police custody that I did not answer. There was no line of inquiry that I stonewalled - even though very often they appeared to have little to do with the case registered against me, and were more in the nature of fishing expeditions. In my 10 days of police custody I was interrogated by at least 5 different officers, ranging from the Deputy SP to Inspectors, and not one of them can point to a single question that I left unanswered or a single moment in which I refused to cooperate.

Tejpal has accused the police that facts have been twisted to take the case in favour of the victim and prove himself as accused.

He says that the investigation is not being done to know the exact truth behind the case.