Complainant in Pachauri Harassment Case Resigns


New Delhi: The complainant in the sexual harassment case against climate scientist R.K. Pachauri has resigned from The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) on Wednesday, alleging that the organisation treated her in the “worst possible manner” and harmed her “mentally, professionally and economically”.

Her lawyer Prashant Mendiratta confirmed that she had tendered her resignation two days back and that it has been accepted. The chargesheet has not been filed and the victim’s application requesting cancellation of anticipatory bail is still pending.

“My client will take all criminal and civil proceedings initiated against Mr. Pachauri to its logical end and will also claim damages for the mental trauma the sexual harassment,” said Mr. Mendiratta.

In her resignation letter to TERI Human Resource director Dinesh Verma, the complainant, has said that despite the enquiry committee finding Mr. Pachauri guilty of misconduct, the organisation has “failed” to do the “bare minimum”.

The complainant had registered a complaint against Mr. Pachauri for sexual harassment at workplace and lodged an FIR with Delhi Police in February 2015.