Delhi Police charge sheets R K Pachauri for sexual harassment

New Delhi: Delhi Police on Tuesday filed a charge sheet in a court against TERI Executive Vice Chairman R K Pachauri for alleged sexual harassment and outraging the modesty of a former woman colleague.

Pachauri has also been accused of stalking and criminally intimidating the victim with gesture or act intended to insult her modesty.


R K Pachauri, IPCC Chairman, File pic/AFP

The charge sheet running into over 1400 pages was filed in the court of Metropolitan Magistrate Shivani Chauhan who has fixed it for consideration on April 23.

Police has arrayed 23 prosecution witnesses, many of whom are present and former employees of The Energy Research Institute (TERI).

Pachauri has been accused of committing offences punishable under sections 354(assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty), 354 A (sexual harassment), 354 D (stalking), 506(criminal intimidation) and 509(word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of IPC.

Police in its report filed in the Delhi High Court recently has said that an out-of-court settlement was proposed to the victim.

The status report was filed in the matter in which the victim has sought quashing of anticipatory bail of Pachauri granted by the trial court in the case. Pachauri was granted an anticipatory bail in the case on March 21, last year.

On February 13, last year an FIR was registered against Pachauri on charges of sexual harassment under IPC sections 354, 354(a), 354(d) (molestation) and 506 (criminal intimidation).

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