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Apex court had granted Tejpal interim bail for three weeks to enable him to attend the cremation of his mother, who had died on 18 May. Photo: HT
Apex court had granted Tejpal interim bail for three weeks to enable him to attend the cremation of his mother, who had died on 18 May. Photo: HT

SC to hear Tarun Tejpal plea on 27 June

A bench of justices posted the case for hearing after Salman Khurshid, appearing for Tejpal, mentioned the matter and pleaded for early hearing

New Delhi: Supreme Court will hear the regular bail plea of Tehelka founder editor Tarun Tejpal in a sexual assault case on 27 June, the day when his interim bail expires.

A bench of justices Vikramajit Sen and S K Singh posted the case for hearing on 27 June after senior advocate Salman Khurshid, appearing for Tejpal, mentioned the matter and pleaded for 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.

A charge sheet has been filed against 50-year-old Tejpal 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.

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