Goa DIG OP Mishra on Thursday informed that the investigative officer in the sexual assault case has asked Tehelka Editor-in-Chief Tarun Tejpal to appear before the Goa Police by Friday 3 pm. Meanwhile politicos and legal adviser have lashed out at Tarun Tejpal, who is accused of molesting a fellow journalist, for politicizing the entire sex scandal on Wednesday. In a matter of days, Tejpal switched his statements about the scandal. He had earlier apologized for the act and then switched to saying that the accusations were false. He also blamed the BJP for hatching the conspiracy. Deputy Chief Minister of Goa Francis D'Souza ridiculed Tejpal and said that the matter doesn't have to do with any political party. Legal Adviser Shyam Keswani said that Tejpal is trying to escape the legal consequences by filing his bail petition in Delhi and not in Goa where the assault happened allegedly.