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Ready to provide information to police: Shoma Chaudhury

She said that as the case was initiated by the state, she would cooperate

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Accused by Goa police of not cooperating in the case of alleged sexual assault of a Tehelka journalist by its editor Tarun Tejpal, the magazine's Managing Editor Shoma Chaudhury today said she will be meeting the police and was ready to provide all information sought by them.

"I have been cooperating and the information in the media is wrong. Right now, I am going to meet the police and yesterday I have already sent the information the police needs. I have sent a mail earlier in the morning to them and I will be sending stuff," she told reporters as a special team of Goa police flew to Delhi.

Chaudhury, who had yesterday asserted that they would not go to police on the issue as it was for the victim to decide on it, today said that as the case is "initiated by the state", she will cooperate.

"There is a difference between me going to the police and initiating a case that my colleague may not want voluntarily ... (and) the state initiating a case with which I will, of course, cooperate and I have been cooperating and the information in the media is wrong," she said.

First Published: Sat, November 23 2013. 10:55 IST