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India's sexual harassment case stirs up storm

Investigative journalist calls incident "unfortunate" as police launch preliminary probe into assault allegations.

Last updated: 22 Nov 2013 11:42
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Tarun Tejpal is one of India's best-known investigative journalists, famous for exposing corruption and championing human-rights issues.

But Tejpal now finds himself accused of sexually assaulting a female colleague. The alleged victim has not made an official complaint to police, but reportedly complained to Shoma Chaudhury, managing editor of Tejpal's muck-raking magazine Tehelka

In a leaked email to Chaudhury, Tejpal said "an awful misreading of the situation has led to an unfortunate incident".

Indian police have launched a preliminary inquiry into the allegations.

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