Rape-accused Tarun Tejpal’s bail extended till July 1
NEW DELHI : The Supreme Court on Friday extended the interim bail granted to Tehelka founder editor Tarun Tejpal, who is accused in a sexual assault case.The order was passed by a bench of justices Vikramajit Sen and SK Singh, which posted the matter for hearing on July 1.
The apex court had earlier posted the case for hearing today after senior advocate Salman Khurshid, appearing for Tejpal, mentioned the matter and pleaded for an early hearing.The apex court had on 19 May granted him interim bail for three weeks to enable him to attend the cremation of his mother, who had died on 18 May, and subsequent rituals.
It had on 3 June further extended the interim bail till 27 June.50-year-old Tejpal has been charge sheeted for allegedly raping, sexually harassing and outraging the modesty of a junior colleague during an event held at a hotel in Goa in November last year.
Tejpal was arrested on 30 November, 2013 and is presently out on interim bail.He has been accused of sexually assaulting the victim on 7 November and repeating the offence the next day.Before being released on interim bail, he was lodged at Sada sub-jail in Goa’s Vasco town.