Online news portal Catch News‘s Editor-in-Chief Shoma Chaudhury has said she has been asked to resign from her post with immediate affect by the website’s owner, Rajasthan Patrika, reports Scroll.
Previously, Chaudhury was the managing editor of Tehelka magazine and had drawn a lot of flak in 2013 for going soft on editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal in a sexual harassment complaint against him by an employee.
Shoma Chaudhury revealed her exit from the company via an email she sent to her staff.
According to the email, she was summoned by her owners in Jaipur on February 27 and was informed that her services are no longer needed. She was also asked not to report to work from February 29.
She conveyed deep disappointment and shock over this sudden development and wrote in the email, “Catch was not a functioning institution I walked into: it is something I helped create from scratch. To be abruptly divorced from it like this seems a real injustice, to say the least.”
Here is the full text of her email.
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