Why the ‘CCTV footage’ defence of Tarun Tejpal is bogus

(First published in Scroll on 2 April 2014 under the headline ‘Six ways of looking at the Tarun Tejpal tapes’)

Japanese director Akira Kurosawa’s Rashomon depicts the same incident from the perspective of four people. All the versions are different – and all four seem believable. In the case of the Tarun Tejpal CCTV footage, we have at least six versions of what the tapes in the hotel lobby are said to depict. Continue reading “Why the ‘CCTV footage’ defence of Tarun Tejpal is bogus”