CCTV grab shows Tarun Tejpal entering lift with woman scribe
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11:35 am: ‘CCTV grab shows Tejpal entering lift with woman journo’
In more trouble for Tehelka’s founder-editor Tarun Tejpal, accused of sexually assaulting his junior colleague, the CCTV footage sourced by Goa Police from a starred hotel has “corroborated” the facts narrated by the woman journalist, a senior officer says.
“It is clear in the CCTV footage, dated November 7, outside the lift in Block 7 of the hotel that something went wrong in the lift,” the officer said.
“The footage initially shows Tejpal and the victim woman accompanying Hollywood actor Robert De Nero to the latter’s room. This was around 9 PM when Tejpal is seen entering the lift with his hands on the shoulders of the young journalist,” the officer said.
He further said, “One-and-half hours later, around 10:30 PM, Tejpal is seen near the same elevator on the ground floor pulling the woman inside”. The officer said the lift was seen opening on the second floor almost after two minutes.
“The woman is seen coming out of the elevator adjusting her clothes and running down the steps as Tejpal follows her,” the officer added.
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