New Delhi, May 19 IBNS | 2 months ago

The Supreme Court on Monday granted three weeks' interim bail to former Tehelka Editor-in-Chief and sexual assault accused Tarun Tejpal to attend the cremation of his mother who passed away in Goa on Sunday.


Tejpal, who was arrested by the Goa Police on Nov 30, 2013, has been charged with sexual harassment and other sections of the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013.

Tejpal allegedly sexually assaulted a woman journalist of his organization in an elevator of Grand Hyatt Goa during the Think festival of Tehelka where ironically the participants were debating on issues like rape.

The action of Tejpal is considered as rape under the new definition of the anti-rape law in India.

(Posted on 19-05-2014)