The Apex Court has granted him three weeks interim bail. JPN/Agencies
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.
The Apex Court has granted him three weeks interim bail.