Minister of State for Home RPN Singh told media in New Delhi that the  Ministry of Home Affairs has asked Goa Police to give full information about the case.

Tehelka founder-editor Tarun Tejpal has been accused of sexually assaulting a junior colleague twice during a conference the weekly magazine held in Goa earlier this month.

A team of the Goa Police went to Tejpal’s residence in Delhi this morning, but returned empty handed.

A Goa Court has granted the senior journalist anticipatory bail till 2:30 pm.

The Minister State for Home also said that any case of misconduct against women should be punished, and mentioned the alleged snooping of a young unmarried woman from Bangalore by former Gujarat Home Minister Amit Shah.

"Central government has framed a strong law for safety of women, and if anyone is accused of snooping, stalking, or outraging a woman's modesty, there should be immediate action and it should be above politics," Singh said.

The Congress has been repeatedly attacking Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and his aide and confidant Amit Shah over the accusations of snooping of a woman.

The BJP has said that the movements of the woman were monitored at her father's request.

(Agencies)

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