Court summons R K Pachauri as accused in sexual harassment case

The chargesheet was filed by the Delhi police a year after the first sexual harassment case was registered against Pachauri.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: May 14, 2016 7:51 pm
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Former TERI chief R K Pachauri was on Saturday summoned as accused by a Delhi court which took cognizance of a charge sheet filed against him for allegedly sexually harassing and outraging the modesty of an ex-colleague.

“The court is satisfied that there is sufficient material to proceed against accused R K Pachauri under sections 354-A, 354-B, 354-D, 509 and 341 of IPC. Cognizance taken accordingly … Let the accused be summoned for the next date i.e. July 11,” Metropolitan Magistrate Shivani Chauhan said.

Delhi Police had on March 1 filed an over 1,400-page charge sheet in the court against Pachauri under sections 354-A (sexual harassment), 354-B(assault or use of criminal force to woman with intent to disrobe), 354-D (stalking), 509(word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) and 341 (wrongful confinement) of the IPC.

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“Charge sheet perused. Heard. There are allegations against the accused that he made sexually coloured remarks upon the complainant on several occasions. He touched the complainant inappropriately despite a clear expression of disapproval from her side. He sent inappropriate SMSes and WhatsApp messages to the complainant,” the Metropolitan Magistrate said.

The charge sheet arrayed 23 prosecution witnesses, many of whom are present and former employees of TERI. 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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  1. Archana Das
    May 14, 2016 at 11:14 am
    Punish Pachauri's women also who used to take all favors from him and terrorize people who were not close to pachauri
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    1. Archana Das
      May 14, 2016 at 8:48 am
      Soon he will get lifetime bail, hopeless legal system favors Gangs of India
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        Sabir Hussain
        May 14, 2016 at 3:20 pm
        This scarecrow ought to be hung out to dry.
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          Vijaya
          May 14, 2016 at 9:57 am
          STRICT ACTION should be taken so that no MAN dares to har any girl/woman .My Ex-bosses ANJANI PRASAD, DV ALAT should be punished inspite of POLICE giving DHAMKIS they have no shame haring me when on Jobs and even after I left jobs using BAJUWALI MINAL SHAH
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            V.DeSouza
            May 14, 2016 at 6:18 pm
            Large number of female employees/academics have enjo the benefits of closeness to Pachuari - some have even been promoted and deputed abroad. These people have celebrated claiming Pachauri as Nobel Laureate. Shame on the system that perpetuates such dishonesty and self-exploitation for career benefits.
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