ICC finds Pachauri guilty of sexual harassment

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New Delhi: Lending blow to Pachauri A three-member internal committee of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) has found its director general Rajendra K Pachauri guilty of sexually harassing a young woman colleague.

According to reports, the Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) found that the TERI director general’s ‘repeated attempts’ to build a personal relationship with the woman caused her ‘harassment.’

The committee further said that when the woman tried to resist, the 74-year-old scientist ‘retaliated by taking away her work. ICC dismissed Pachauri’s claim that there was a ‘mutual camaraderie’ between him and the woman and recommended that TERI take disciplinary action against him.

On February 18, an FIR on charges of sexual harassment, stalking and criminal intimidation was registered against Pachauri by the Delhi Police. He has been granted anticipatory bail and ordered not to enter TERI office premises.

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