Tarun Tejpal misses mother’s cremation despite being granted bail
Panaji: Tehelka’s founder-editor Tarun Tejpal failed to attend his mother’s cremation despite being granted three-weeks interim bail on Monday by the Supreme Court, apparently due to delay in completion of formalities.
Tarun’s mother Shakuntala Tejpal passed away on Sunday evening. She was suffering from a brain tumour. Her last rites were performed at a Hindu crematorium at St Inez in presence of family members and close friends.
Tarun Tejpal is behind the bars in a rape case. 50-year-old Tejpal has been 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.