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Ex-TERI chief RK Pachauri, accused of sexual harassment, on life support
RK Pachauri, accused of sexual harassment, removed as Teri chief | Hindustan Times
Jump to navigation. A Delhi court has ordered framing of charges against environmentalist and former Teri executive vice-chairman RK Pachauri in a sexual harassment case. Pachauri is facing sexual harassment allegations by a former female colleague. Pachauri has also been accused of stalking and insulting the victim's modesty.
Pachauri, who is the Chancellor of University supported by TERI, is accused of sexually harassing a junior colleague, who later quit the think tank last year. He is currently out on bail. The Council looks forward to his leadership of this important institute.
Metropolitan Magistrate Charu Gupta ordered framing of charges against Pachauri under Indian Penal Code sections assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty , A sexual harassment and word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman. Pachauri, who was chairperson of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change when it shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore in , was cleared of four other charges pressed by Delhi Police — he had also been booked under IPC sections B assault or criminal force to woman with intent to disrobe , D stalking , punishment for wrongful restraint , criminal intimidation. In fact , the criminal intimidation charge had been dropped earlier. RK Pachauri case: Judge overturns order on reporting by media. On February 13, , police registered an FIR after a former TERI employee lodged a complaint against Pachauri, accusing him of sexual harassment, molestation among other offences.