After her deposition before Judicial Magistrate First Class Sarika Phaldesai and recording of a statement in the Tarun Tejpal sexual assault case on Saturday for nearly seven hours, the former managing editor of Tehelka Shoma Chaudhary was questioned by the Crime branch police here for almost four hours on Sunday.
Ms. Chaudhary was asked around 50 different questions pertaining to the emails exchanged between her, victim and Tejpal in the sexual assault case, which are now part of the investigation, sources in the Crime Branch said.
It was questioning and also seeking confirmation and corroboration of certain aspects which the Investigating Officer wanted to get clarified based on interrogation of the accused conducted earlier in the custody, they said.
After questioning was over, when journalists asked Ms. Chaudhary for her reaction to the developments of two days, she said that she had cooperated with the media but till date what she had stated before media had not been reported correctly. “I will not speak about Tehelka, about me nor on the incident in media,” she said and left.
Tehelka editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal's police custody has been extended by four more days on Friday. He is accused of sexually assaulting a junior female journalist colleague from his magazine during a Thinkfest event organised at a five star hotel at Bambolim in Goa, by his magazine early last month.