The Supreme Court Tuesday agreed to hear the regular bail plea of former editor of Tehelka Tarun Tejpal in a sexual assault case on June 27 — the day when his interim bail expires.
A Bench of Justice Vikramajit Sen and Justice S K Singh posted the case for hearing on June 27 after senior advocate Salman Khurshid, appearing for Tejpal, mentioned the matter and pleaded for early hearing.
The bail petition would otherwise have come up for hearing in July. The apex court had on May 19 granted him interim bail for three weeks to enable him to attend the cremation of his mother, who had died on May 18, and subsequent rituals. It had on June 3 further extended the interim bail till June 27.
Tejpal, 50, has been chargesheeted for allegedly raping, sexually harassing and outraging the modesty of a junior colleague during an event held at a Goa hotel last year.