Tehelka founder Tarun Tejpal granted regular bail in sexual assault case

Supreme Court: Tehelka founder, Tarun Tejpal who was out on interim bail to attend his mother’s funeral was granted regular bail by a bench comprising of H.L. Dattu and S. A. Bobde, JJ. . Tejpal, who was arrested in November last year for molesting and sexually assaulting his female colleague, has been asked to be present before the Court as and when required and not to threaten, dissuade or induce any witness in connection with case. The Court, while directing Tejpal to surrender his passport, said that the trial before the trial court should be expedited and concluded in eight months and it also said that the respondents were at liberty to approach the Court in case of the petitioner violating the rules of the order. Tarun Tejpal v. State of Goa, S.L.A. (Crl.) No(s).3149-3150, decided on July 1st, 2014

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