Tejpal threatened me: PI Sunita Sawant

PTI, PANAJI | 30 January 2014 14:05 IST

The lady investigating officer in the sexual assault case against journalist Tarun Tejpal has filed a complaint that he had threatened her during the probe.

Panaji police yesterday registered non-cognisable offence of criminal intimidation under section 506 of the Indian Penal Code against Tejpal, following the complaint by Sunita Sawant, the police officer.
Tejpal was interrogated by Sawant between November 31, 2013 till December 10, 2013 while he was in police custody, and he threatened her during the interrogation, she alleged.

Sawant had mentioned this before sessions court during the hearing on Tejpal's bail plea, and the judge had noted it in the order dismissing his plea, a senior police officer told PTI.

Tejpal, founder-editor of Tehelka magazine who was accused of sexual assault by a woman colleague, is currently lodged in Sada sub-jail. 
His remand was extended by 14 more days recently, while his bail plea was dismissed once again by the Sessions court. 
Sawant is considered to be one of the tough and efficient officers of Goa police. 

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