Tarun Tejpal steps down as Tehelka editor over sexual assault charges

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    Tehelka’s editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal has stepped down from the magazine for a period of six months due to charges of sexual assault on a reporter in Tehelka. Firstpost received an email which was sent out by managing editor Shoma Chaudhury to the employees of Tehelka informing them that Tejpal was “recusing himself as the editor of Tehelka for the next six months”. (Quote from the mail.)

    Shoma’s email also said Tejpal had rendered an “unconditional apology to the colleague involved”. Tejpal also wrote a letter to Shoma Chaudhury in which he said that, “A bad lapse of judgment, an awful misreading of the situation, have led to an unfortunate incident that rails against all we believe in and fight for. I have already unconditionally apologised for my misconduct to the concerned journalist, but I feel impelled to atone further.” He said that he was stepping down for six months as part of he “must do the penance that lacerates me”. (Quote from email.) However the charges appear to be more serious than just “a bad lapse of judgement”. An email that was sent by the victim who is a reporter with Tehelka to the managing editor however says that what Tejpal did was not a bad lapse of judgment but a case of serious sexual assault. She says that Tejpal tried to disrobe her and groped her twice during the recently concluded Think festival in Goa.

    Read more at: http://www.firstpost.com/india/taru...t-charges-1240999.html?utm_source=ref_article
     
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    Re: Tarun Tejpal steps down as Tehelka editor over sexual assault char

    Can't stand this sanctimonious prig, even though I believe he an army child.

    He and his sidekick Shima Chaudhri!

    Dirt diggers!

    Conceited fellow thinking woman are just for the picking because he is a big dad of his rag!
     
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    An example should be made of him
     
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    NDTV is quoting the female journalist that she is not satisfied with apology and he side stepping for 6 months.
     
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    Tarun Tejpal accused of sexual assault; steps aside
     
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    He has admitted the misdoing. Is stepping aside enough of punishment? No.

    Now, here is a victim and all are silent. Tehelka ent to town on so called snoop gate even while there is no complaint.
     
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    Re: Tarun Tejpal steps down as Tehelka editor over sexual assault char

    He has admitted the misdoing. Is stepping aside enough of punishment? No.

    Now, here is a victim and all are silent. Tehelka ent to town on so called snoop gate even while there is no complaint.
     
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    Re: Tarun Tejpal steps down as Tehelka editor over sexual assault char

    Assault charge hits sting pioneer

    The email by Tejpal, whose tehelka.com website had carried out Operation West End that showed politicians such as then BJP president Bangaru Laxman accepting money, comes at a time a snooping operation made public by another website is churning the political landscape.

    Aniruddha Bahal, the chief editor of Cobrapost that reported the alleged surveillance ordered by an aide of Narendra Modi on a woman, was part of the tehelka.com sting that felled Laxman in 2000. The Tehelka magazine was launched later.

    Since Operation West End, Tehelka has been at the centre of a media proxy war between the Congress and the BJP.

    Tejpal’s email, in which he apologised to all colleagues, also lifts — even if partly and couched in euphemisms — an undeclared veil that has largely shrouded Indian newspapers. Not many newspapers, including The Telegraph, report on scandals involving journalists or media houses unless a police complaint is filed............

    Sources said that a young journalist, a close friend of Tejpal’s daughter, was the victim. She was molested during an event organised by the magazine in Goa, they added.

    The sources said she was targeted on two occasions. They said the girl, the daughter of a senior journalist, had confided in them that she had more than once requested Tejpal to desist from troubling her.........

    The question of legal action has not been referred to in the email......................

    Assault charge hits sting pioneer

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    Tejpal is doing all this 'Gandhian' drama and portraying a feigned pusillanimous stand, since he is desperate that the woman journalist in question does not file a police complaint.

    That will be the end of his supercilious and sanctimonious grandstanding of high morality that he has professed so far.

    The man is such a slimy worm that I am totally disgusted that there can be such a man who could do it to the daughter of a friend and colleague!!!!!!!!

    It shows his mentality and that is why he got into the 'sting' business, where you gain the trust and then let the knife deeply thrust!

    Untrustworthy basket!
     
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    I think @Rajshekhartoi on twitter has deleted most of his tweets on the incident. But some people have taken screen shots of them

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    here the tweet 11, it seems that the person mentioned is tejpals daughter
     
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    [Tweet]403234740591136769[/Tweet]

    So the mutual back scratching media is working overnight now.

    Also our secular brigade sweeping it under the carpet

    [Tweet]403357652358397952[/Tweet]
     
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    Unfortunately for tejpal, goa is now ruled by bjp. So they will not miss the opportunity. As there are reports that goa police are looking into this, have asked for cctv footage itseems.
     
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    Re: Tarun Tejpal steps down as Tehelka editor over sexual assault char

    I am very skeptical of these pretending types of peoples they tend to hide their ugly face under a so called Gandhian mask … another journalist Barkha Dutt got exposed in 2G scandal although the context is different…

    Another guy Arvind Kejriwal used the golden opportunity to hog the limelight riding on Anna’s shoulder… now he had a big political aspiration as though there is any wrong in it… but one have to be very cautious of believing these types of neo Gandhians… let them prove themselves over a longer period of time and then it be worth believing…
     
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    Kejriwal is now in abit of a bind with the outburst of Anna Hazare, which is not music to his ear and nor of the voters, even though it might not make much of a difference to the loyalty of his supporters and voters.

    But Tejpal has not only ruined the reputation of his paper, if there were any in the first place, but also subtly tarnished the name of his journalists, mainly women.

    Shoma Chodhri would be squirming with embarrassment that she is the now heading this organisation!
     
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    Theres a HUUUUGGEEEEE tsunami of tweets with tejpal tehalka shoma hashtags.

    TIFWIW. It seems tejpal has left the country
     
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    Kejriwal doesn't need to prove himself. He was behind RTI, NOTA etc


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    according to twitter this guy's son was founder of MARD - started after delhi gang rape... any idea if its true..??

    meanwhile shoma C...:: '' please give me time i'll ans all your question.... not now though..''
     
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    Yes Javed Akhtar's son Farhan Akhtar is behind MARD campaign.

    Where is congress' Mahia brigade who were protesting alleged snooping on a girl? Shoma c & Rana Ayyub are silent too. No one is talking about girl's rights here. Victim should come forward and lodge FIR.
     
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    Re: Tarun Tejpal steps down as Tehelka editor over sexual assault char

    Read the entire episode here
    Tehelka editor facing sexual assault allegations
     
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