The Women who nailed Tarun Tejpal

biz-woman-thumbs-downFormer Editor of a Magazine named Tehelka has been arrested under rape charges and is in Police Custody Remand now. Below are some of the women instrumental in nailing him down.

rape victimRepresentational image of the rape victim

The first woman is the victim in the matter. A daughter of one of the friends of rapist Tarun Tejpal, she was working in Tehelka. After suffering from Tarun’s atrocities for two consecutive evenings she narrated the events to some of her colleagues. She even filed a complaint to the then Managing Editor Shoma Choudhury but Shoma delayed the action and tried to cover-up the matter. Click HERE to read the original complaint.

SUNITA-SAWANT1Police Inspector Sunita Sawant

Inspector Sunita Sawant belongs to 1990 batch of Police Sub Inspectors of Goa Cadre. Considered as one of the toughest officers, Sunita Sawant who is the investigating officer in the case, also interrogated former State Tourism Minister Mickey Pacheco in connection with a high profile murder case. Sawant has been part of investigating team in several high profile cases including illegal mining in the state. Click HERE to read the FIR she filed against Tarun Tejpal.

anujaJudge Smt. Anuja Prabhudessai

Smt. Anuja Prabhudessai born on 8th February, 1962 at Mapusa,Bardez-Goa. Her educational qualifications are B.A. (Eng.Lit), L.L.B.  She registered as a Lawyer in the year 1985.  She was appointed to the Judicial Service on 18/10/1991 of rank Civil Judge, Junior Division & J.M.F.C. She is presently posted as the Principal District & Sessions Judge, North Goa, Panaji w.e.f. 04/06/2012.  She is also the President of Children’s Court for the State of Goa and is the Chairperson of the District Legal Services Authority, North Goa, Panaji. Click HERE to read the fulll text of the order she passed against Tarun Tejpal.

kshamajoshiJMFC Smt. Kshama Joshi

Born on 23rd December,1965. Educational qualifications are B.Com ,L.L.B. Smt. Kshama Joshi is presently posted as Civil Judge Senior Division & Judicial Magistrate First Class, Panaji. She remanded Tarun Tejpal to police custody remand.

shoma_chaudhury1Shoma Choudhury

Shoma Chaudhury was Managing Editor, Tehelka, a weekly newsmagazine widely respected for its investigative and public interest journalism. Earlier she had worked with The Pioneer, India Today, and Outlook. Now termed as hypocritical by many of the senior journalists including Arnab Goswami, in 2000, she left Outlook to join Tarun Tejpal, and was among the team that started Tehelka.com. When Tehelka was forced to close down by the government after its seminal story on defence corruption, she was one of four people who stayed on to fight and articulate Tehelka‘s vision and relaunch it as a national weekly.  Shoma has written extensively on several areas of conflict in India – people vs State; the Maoist insurgency, the Muslim question, and issues of capitalist development and land grab. She has won several awards, including the Ramnath Goenka Award and the Chameli Devi Award for the most outstanding woman journalist in 2009. In 2011, Newsweek (USA) picked her as one of 150 power women who “shake the world”. In May 2012, she also won the Mumbai Press Club Award for best political reporting. She lives in Delhi and has two sons.

Her role in the rape matter is really suspicious. She delayed the action to be ken on Tarun Tejpal. That fueled the outrage against Tarun. She is also involved in various fraudulant financial activities for the company/ies controlling the magazine. Click HERE to read more.

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