Goa Police

  • Goa Police refuses to register Congress complaint against Muthalik June 14, 2014

    Panaji: Accusing Goa Police of bias, state Congress on Saturday claimed it refused to register a complaint against Sri Ram Sene chief Pramod Muthalik for allegedly making inflammatory speech during his visit last year. Panaji Police Inspector Rajendra Prabhudesai in a letter written to Congress spokesman Durgadas Kamat, who is also...
  • Anti-Modi Facebook post: Accused responds to Goa Police summons June 14, 2014

    Panaji: Young shipping professional Devu Chodankar who faces arrest for posting a message against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parekar on social networking site Facebook has responded to the summons sent by Goa Police on Monday. The 31-year-old was accompanied by his lawyer, who accused the...
  • Goa DGP assures fair probe in anti-Modi Facebook post case June 14, 2014

    Panaji: Goa Director General of Police T Mohan on Monday assured a fair trial in the case filed against a 33-year-old engineer, who allegedly posted comments on Facebook against Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi. Mohan told a delegation of activists here that complete fairness would be observed while probing the case against...
  • Goa professional booked for anti-Modi post, people cry foul May 25, 2014

    Panaji: There have been protests outside the Goa Police headquarters after young shipping professional Devu Chodankar was booked for his Facebook post on Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi. Many even alleged that this was an attempt to muzzle free speech. A protestor said, "Prosecution has certainly not done right by curbing the...
  • Will police act against Manmohan Singh abusers, asks Digvijaya May 24, 2014

    Panaji: Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh took to Twitter to condemn Goa Police registering a case against a person who faces arrest for his pre-election anti-Narendra Modi tweets. In his tweet on Saturday Digvijaya said that will the same police who were witch-hunting Devu Chodankar, a 31-year-old Mumbai-based shipbuilding professional, act...
  • Absconding Goa professional Chodankar faces arrest for anti-Modi post May 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Young shipping professional Devu Chodankar is facing arrest for his comments on Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi on a Facebook forum. In a post in March this year, Chodankar had said if Modi comes to power, he would unleash a 'holocaust', a post that the police claimed was later...
  • Explosion reported in Madgaon, one dead, four injured: Goa Police May 8, 2014

    New Delhi: After an explosion was reported in Madgaon, Goa on Thursday evening, Goa Police in its preliminary report ruled out the terror angle. Earlier, police said that one person has been killed and four injured in the blast. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Union Home Secretary Anil Goswami said, "An explosion has...
  • Elaborate security arrangements in place for election: Goa DIG April 12, 2014

    Goa Deputy Inspector General of Police OP Mishra said elaborate security arrangements have been made for the Lok Sabha elections. He said, "Systematic analysis and physical verification of all booths has been done. We have been provided 10 companies of central armed police forces, CISF. During the process of election...
  • Sexual assault case: Bombay HC to hear Tejpal's bail plea today March 4, 2014

    Panaji: The Bombay High Court in Goa on Tuesday is expected to hear former Tehelka editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal's bail plea. The Court on February 18 had postponed the hearing of Tejpal's bail plea, while seeking a copy of the chargesheet filed by the Crime Branch a day earlier. Tejpal is expected...
  • FTP: Does Tarun Tejpal have a valid case to project himself as a victim? February 19, 2014

    After being charged with rape, sexual harassment and outraging the modesty of a woman by the Goa Police on Monday, Tehelka founder-editor Tarun Tejpal issued a statement on Tuesday evening alleging political vendetta. Tejpal has also got no relief from custody as his bail plea has been adjourned till March...
  • Sexual assault case: Tarun Tejpal charged with rape of colleague February 17, 2014

    Less than 3 months after Tehelka Editor Tarun Tejpal was arrested, Goa Police on Monday filed chargesheet against him. Accused of sexually assaulting a junior colleague in November, police have charged Tejpal for rape under the stringent amended Criminal Law. ...
  • Sexual assault: Complainant alleges harassment by Tejpal, his family January 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The war of words turned ugly between Tehelka Editor-in-Chief Tarun Tejpal and the complainant who was allegedly sexually assaulted by him as she wrote a letter to the Goa Police alleging harassment and intimidation by Tejpal and his family. The complainant said, "My identity is deliberately being leaked by...
  • Tehelka sexual assault case: Goa Police to file chargesheet by Feb 5 January 28, 2014

    Panaji: The chargesheet against Tehelka founder editor Tarun Tejpal in connection with the sexual assault case would be filed by next week. "The chargesheet in Tehelka case would be filed by February 5. The investigation in the case is almost over," a senior crime branch official said. A former junior woman journalist...
  • Sexual assault: Tarun Tejpal's judicial custody extended by 12 days December 23, 2013

    Panaji: A local court on Monday extended the judicial custody of Tehelka Founder Editor Tarun Tejpal for 12 days even as his lawyer moved a bail petition. Judicial Magistrate First Class Sarika Faldesai extended the judicial custody of Tejpal, after his initial 12-day custody expired today. Tejpal, who is accused of sexually...
  • Goa: Yoga instructor rapes Dutch woman, arrested December 10, 2013

    A yoga instructor has allegedly raped a 25-year-old Dutch woman at her rented room in Morjim village, around 45 kms from Panaji, police said. The accused, Krishna Sharma, who is in his thirties and hails from Uttar Pradesh, was arrested at Dabolim airport on Tuesday when he was trying to...
  • Tejpal sexual assault case: Goa Police records statements of 3 Tehelka journalists December 6, 2013

    Panaji: Goa police has finished recording the statement of the three Tehelka journalists whom the woman journalist confided to about what transpired between her and Tejpal at a five star hotel on two occasions when he allegedly sexually assaulted her. The three colleagues deposed before the Chief Judicial Magistrate at 11...
  • Sexual assault case: Goa police summons Shoma Chaudhury December 5, 2013

    Panaji: Goa police on Wednesday issued summons to Tehelka s former Managing Editor Shoma Chaudhury and three others to record their statements before a magistrate in the case relating to Tarun Tejpal's alleged sexual assault of a woman colleague of the magazine. Deputy Inspector General of police OP Mishra said that...
  • Sexual assault: Goa Police summons Shoma to record her statement December 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Former Tehelka Managing Editor Shoma Chaudhury and three others on Wednesday received summons from the Goa Police to record her statement before a magistrate in the Tarun Tejpal sexual assault case. She has been summoned under section 164 of the IPC. All the three witnesses in the case...
  • Goa court rejects Tarun Tejpal's plea for a fan in his cell December 4, 2013

    New Delhi: A Goa court on Wednesday rejected Tehelka's Founder Editor Tarun Tejpal's plea for a fan in his jail cell. Tejpal had requested for fan in his cell. Tejpal who is accused of sexually molesting a woman journalist is presently under police custody for 6 days. Tejpal was denied bail...
  • Sexual assault case: Tejpal requests for a fan in his jail cell December 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Founder Editor of Tehelka Tarun Tejpal has requested for a fan in his jail cell. Tejpal who is accused of sexually molesting a woman journalist is under 6 days judicial custody. Tejpal was denied bail by the Goa sessions court on Saturday in relation to the alleged sexual assault...
  • Sexual assault: Tarun Tejpal's interrogation continues in custody December 3, 2013

    Panaji: The Goa Police continues to interrogate Tehelka Founder Tarun Tejpal at the Dona Paula police station in connections with the sexual assault case against him. On Monday, he was taken to the Goa Medical College for a detailed medical examination. Tejpal's potency test has come out positive and a...
  • Tejpal sent to six-day police custody by Goa court December 1, 2013

    Goa police has got 6-day custody for Tehelka's Founder-Editor Tarun Tejpal for interrogation. This comes after Tejpal was denied bail by the Goa sessions court on Saturday in relation to the alleged sexual assault case against him. ...
  • Tejpal sexual assault case: What the judge said in the bail order December 1, 2013

    Panaji: Rejecting Tarun Tejpal's anticipatory bail plea on Saturday, District and Sessions Court Judge Anuja Prabhudesai in her 25-page order observed that the material on record prima facie indicate involvement in committing acts which constitute offences of custodial rape and outraging the modesty of the woman. "The statement of the victim...
  • Goa Police arrests Tarun Tejpal after court denies bail in sexual assault case November 30, 2013

    Panaji: After over 10 days of a cat-and-mouse game including two days of legal battle in a Goa court, which rejected his anticipatory bail application, Tehelka Founder-Editor Tarun Tejpal was finally arrested late on Saturday night for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman journalist. The police arrested Tejpal a few hours...
  • Sexual assault case: Tarun Tejpal taken into custody November 30, 2013

    Tehelka Founder-Editor Tarun Tejpal has been taken into custody by the Goa police in the sexual assault case involving a woman journalist. Tejpal will now be taken for medical examination following which his interrogation will begin. ...
  • Sex assault: Goa court denies bail to Tejpal November 30, 2013

    Panaji: After two days of heated argument a Goa court on Saturday rejected the anticipatory bail application of Tehelka Founder-Editor Tarun Tejpal. Goa Principal and Sessions Judge Anuja Prabhudesai finally announced her order at around 8:07 pm on Saturday even as Tejpal was in the Goa crime branch office in...
  • Prosecution calls Tarun Tejpal a chameleon November 30, 2013

    Panaji: With the arguments in the sexual assault case involving Tehelka Founder-Editor Tarun Tejpal coming to an end, the Goa sessions court is set to give its verdict on whether the bail application of Tejpal will be accepted or rejected. The court is expected to pronounce its order in the...
  • Tejpal sexual assault case: How the day unfolded December 1, 2013

    Panaji: 9:20: Tehelka Founder-Editor Tarun Tejpal has been taken into custody by the Goa police. Tejpal will now be taken for medical examination following which his interrogation will begin. 9:00 pm: NCW member Nirmala Samant says that she is happy with the court verdict denying Tarun Tejpal's anticipatory bail plea....
  • Tarun Tejpal's bail hearing at 10 am, will the court grant him relief? November 30, 2013

    Panaji: After high drama on Friday, Tehelka Founder-Editor Tarun Tejpal got interim relief from arrest in the alleged sexual assault case. His bail plea hearing will resume at 10 am on Saturday in the Goa sessions court. The court on Friday maintained that Tejpal cannot be arrested till his bail plea...
  • Sex assault: Tejpal can't be arrested till Saturday November 29, 2013

    Panaji: Tehelka Founder-Editor Tarun Tejpal has got interim relief from arrest in the sexual assault case involving a woman journalist till Saturday 10 am when a Goa court will resume the hearing on his anticipatory bail application. The interim relief does not, however, allow Tejpal to escape interrogation from Goa...