RK Pachauri guilty of sexual harassment: DP Chargesheet

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New Delhi, Feb 15: In a shocking twist in the RK Pachauri case, Delhi Police has charged the climate change scientist of harassing a woman sexually.

Stalking and criminal intimidation comprise the other charges lodged against him. The 500-page chargesheet holds him guilty of misusing his office as the director general of The Energy and Resource Institute (TERI) and has also said that there are enough evidences to persecute him.

R K Pachauri

Now examined by the prosecution branch, the chargesheet will be sent to the High Court within 15 days time. Pachauri is booked under the same charges as was about a year ago after a complaint was lodged by the victim.

The chargesheet said that the scientist had made 34 calls to the complainant between February 2014 and March 2015. He had also exchanged 6000 SMSes and WhatsApp messages with the complainant between 2013 and February 2015.

Pachauri had justified that his phone was hacked by unidentified persons, which was dismissed by the police but awaits forensic test confirmation.

Meanwhile, as pressure mounted on TERI for appointing him as Executive Vice Chairman despite sexual harassment allegations against him, the Governing Council requested him to go on an indefinite leave from all positions at the institute.

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