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Shoma Chaudhury's image takes a beating but cannot be arrested
Caught between her loyalties and ethics, Shoma Chaudhury came across as a person who was trying her level best to somehow contain the Tehelka storm with her very capable journalistic skills. However, when things blew out for her control, she resigned from Tehelka and was even tagged as an 'accused' by a vandalizing BJP leader, Vijay Jolly.

Agreed that Chaudhury went against her feminist view and did not do everything, which she could to help the victim. But, is she accused for a crime, whereby she could be arrested?

Was Tehelka's response on complaint against Tarun Tejpal satisfactory?
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28.81 %
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69.49 %
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Talking to Imran Ali, an advocate with the Supreme Court, we got to know that Shoma Chaudhury cannot be arrested. Only the National Commission of Women (NCW) can question them. He also said, ''according to 177 Section IPC, furnishing false information is an offense where a person can be arrested, but rape is not one of the criteria.''

National Commission of Women President, Mamata Sharma, when questioned about the matter of Chaudhury said, ''I am not aware that she has apologized for the matter and we would pursue the matter if the complainant wants us to pursue.'' Currently, everyone's attention is focused on Tarun Tejpal's impending arrest by the Goa police.

Whether Chaudhury will get arrested or not isn't a current concern but in the future too, she doesn't face a danger of spending days behind bars. Her image has taken a huge beating and that is the extent of the damage that she is going to face in this case as well.

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