On Thursday, Tejpal had moved a plea before the court saying that his mother, Shankuntala Tejpal, has been suffering from brain tumour and is in her last stage of life.

Additional district and sessions court allowed Tejpal to meet his mother, who is suffering from brain tumour and admitted in the ICU of a hospital in Mapusa, about 50 kms from Sada sub jail.

Tejpal's lawyer Swapnil Nachinolkar said the jail escort cell has been ordered to take the 50-year-old journalist to his mother.

Nachinolkar said that Tejpal is likely to be escorted to the hospital on Saturday morning.

Meanwhile, the order on the bail petition filed by Tejpal before the Goa Bench of Bombay High Court would be pronounced on Friday afternoon.

Tejpal is accused of raping a junior woman colleague during a Tehelka magazine's event at a Goa hotel in November last year.

(JPN/Agencies)

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