Tarun Tejpal appeared before the police at the CID Crime Branch office at Dona Paula accompanied by his family...
PANAJI: Tarun Tejpal appeared before the police at the CID Crime Branch office at Dona Paula accompanied by his family members and lawyers on Friday evening even as he was granted interim relief from the sessions court till 10 am on Saturday morning.
He responded to the media persons, who surrounded him at the entrance of the Crime Branch office, by saying that he has to cooperate with the Goa police and the investigating officer in the case. Police sources said that he visited the Crime Branch office to sign a personal bond and surety of Rs 25,000 in relation to the interim relief granted to him by the sessions court.
Meanwhile, source in the Crime Branch said that Tejpal was not questioned in connection with the sexual assault case. He complied with the court directives and walked away, said the source.
Another source said that since the matter is in the court, the investigating police officer has no jurisdiction to arrest him. However, when asked whether he was under detention, the sources replied in the negative saying that the police had given him protection from the Dabolim airport to the Crime Branch office.
Soon after Tejpal entered the office, the investigating officer in the case police inspector Sunita Sawant arrived at the office with all the evidences, including the CCTV footage, CDs, documents and other material seized from the Delhi office of Tehelka, Mumbai office and the Goa hotel. “We have all the evidences required to make our case strong,” she said adding that the police are not depending only on the CCTV footage.
While walking out of the Crime Branch office, Tejpal, however, did not speak to the media and appeared tense.