NEW DELHI (TIP): BJP leader Vijay Jolly was Thursday asked by Delhi Police to appear at a police station on November 29 morning to record his statement after he defaced the name plate and poured black paint in front of the residence of Tehelka’s former managing editor Shoma Chaudhury. Hours after booking Jolly under various section of the Indian Penal Code, police Thursday sent him a letter to appear at Saket police station in south Delhi Friday around 10 a.m. to record his statement under section 160 of CrPC.
A case under the IPC and the Delhi Prevention of Defacement of Property Act was registered at the police station Thursday evening. Officials said policemen have been deployed outside Chaudhury’s house and one has been deputed for her security. An internal inquiry has also been marked against an inspector who was found standing outside Chaudhury’s house when the protest took place. Earlier in the day, around 50 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) members led by Jolly reached Chaudhury’s house in Saket and raised slogans against her. Jolly painted the name plate black and also wrote a word with black paint.
He also poured black paint outside Chaudhary’s house. Police deployed outside the house managed to disperse them. Jolly said Chaudhury was suppressing facts and evidence against the magazine’s editor-inchief Tarun Tejpal, accused of sexually assaulting a woman colleague.