2:09 am - Tuesday December 19, 2017

Ready to cooperate with Goa police: Shoma Chaudhury

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Accused by Goa police of not cooperating in the case of alleged sexual assault of a Tehelka journalist by its editor Tarun Tejpal, the magazine’s Managing Editor Shoma Chaudhury on Saturday said she will be meeting the police and was ready to provide all information sought by them.

“I have been cooperating and the information in the media is wrong. Right now, I am going to meet the police and yesterday I have already sent the information the police needs. I have sent a mail earlier in the morning to them and I will be sending stuff,” she told reporters as a special team of Goa police flew to Delhi.

Ms. Chaudhury, who had on Friday asserted that they would not go to police on the issue as it was for the victim to decide on it, on Saturday said that as the case is “initiated by the state”, she will cooperate.

“There is a difference between me going to the police and initiating a case that my colleague may not want voluntarily … (and) the state initiating a case with which I will, of course, cooperate and I have been cooperating and the information in the media is wrong,” she said.

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