The Apex Court has granted him three weeks interim bail.

Tejpal moved the Apex Court earlier in the day to seek his release to perform his mother’s last rites. Appearing before a Bench of Justices B S Chauhan and A K Sikri, advocate Sandeep Kapur mentioned the matter seeking its direction to release him.

Tejpal (50) was 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.

JPN/Agencies

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