This Article is From Nov 27, 2013

Due to Tehelka case, companies scared of hiring women: Samajwadi Party leader

Due to Tehelka case, companies scared of hiring women: Samajwadi Party leader

File photo of Tehelka founder Tarun Tejpal

New Delhi: Mr Tejpal, 50, has been accused of sexually assaulting a younger colleague at a Goa hotel where the magazine had organised an event earlier this month. In his petition to the Delhi high court for anticipatory bail, Mr Tejpal alleged that the investigation against him is the result of "the wrath of the BJP" which is avenging earlier Tehelka exposes on some of its top leaders.

  • What can I comment on this; now this has become a regular incident. Every now and then this is happening. I think proper action should be taken. Let Goa police investigate this. A lot of top officials is now scared of having female assistants/colleagues.
    Naresh Agarwal, Samajwadi Party leader 27/11/2013
  • Police can take suo moto action and start investigations. Maybe the woman may not come forward.The ball is in her court but the law is standing with her.
    Kiran Bedi, former IPS officer and activist 27/11/2013
  • @quizderek: Sanctimonious letters after despicable conduct... Puke.
    Derek O'Brien, Trinamool Congress leader 27/11/2013
  • Tehelka's response to this matter is inadequate and shocking. Penance is no substitute for due process and penalty. Complainant has said that sexual assault has happened. Shocked that Tehelka is claiming complainant is fully satisfied, complainant has told us she is not satisfied.
    Kavita Krishnan, Secretary, All India Progressive Women Association 27/11/2013
  • @Javedakhtarjadu: It is a shame that some one with such impeccable values has committed such an act but unlike some he has the guts to accept and repent
    Javed Akhtar, lyricist 27/11/2013
  • @FarOutAkhtar: Woke up to the shocking news of Tarun Tejpal!! A person in his position has to live by the ethical standard he demands of others! Sad...
    Farhan Akhtar, actor and director 27/11/2013
  • @kunalkohli: Shocked #tehelka feels stepping down is atonement #tejpal admitted to the crime.Will media protect their own?Will justice be served?
    Kunal Kohli, filmmaker 27/11/2013
  • @minimathur: How can a 6 month vacation..a "recuse" if you insist.. Be an apt self punishment for sexual violation?! How utterly brown sahib #Tehelka
    Mini Mathur, TV personality 27/11/2013