Will press additional charges against Tejpal if required: police

Goa Police on Sunday did not rule out the possibility of pressing additional charges against Tehelka Editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal, who has been booked on charge of raping a woman colleague in a five-star hotel in the state.

Deputy Inspector General of Police O.P. Mishra told reporters during a press conference at the police headquarters here that many things have emerged during the probe and if required, additional charges would be pressed against the accused.

“There are many things which emerged during the course of investigation. The investigation is a dynamic process and as soon as it is carried forward and things emerged, if additional charges are required, they will be added according to the development in the course of action,” Mr. Mishra said.

He said the Crime Branch team that had visited Delhi, has examined Tehelka Managing Editor Shoma Chaudhury and also taken into possession relevant documents.

“They have also seized certain electronic items during the investigation,” the DIG said.

The police team, he said, has also “examined more people in the case.”

“After carrying out the first round of questioning, the team has left Delhi. They are likely to reach Goa and carry out further investigation into the case,” he added.

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