Monday, Sep 22, 2014

Supreme Court grants Tejpal 3-week bail to attend mother’s cremation

tejpal-med Tejpal's mother Shakuntala, 87, was suffering from brain tumour.
Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Posted: May 19, 2014 1:31 pm | Updated: May 19, 2014 2:32 pm

Supreme Court on Friday granted three weeks interim bail to journalist Tarun Tejpal, who is facing rape charges, to attend cremation of his mother and subsequent rituals.

Earlier, Tejpal had sought his release from the apex court to enable him to attend the cremation of his mother who died in Goa on Sunday.

Appearing before a bench of justices B S Chauhan and A K Sikri, advocate Sandeep Kapur had mentioned the matter seeking its direction to release him to attend the cremation of his mother.

Tejpal, 50, has been chargesheeted 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 November 30, 2013.

He has been accused of sexually assaulting the victim on November 7 and repeating the offence the next day.

He is currently in judicial custody and lodged at Sada sub-jail in Goa’s Vasco town.

His mother Shakuntala, 87, was suffering from brain tumour and was living in Tejpal’s house at Moira in North Goa.

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