Sexual Harassment Case: HC Notice To Pachauri


New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday issued notice to the police and former TERI chief R.K. Pachauri, who is facing sexual harassment charges, over a fresh application filed by the complainant.

The complainant has alleged that a TERI colleague was pressurised to allegedly dilute the case against Pachauri. According to reports, a male researcher has alleged that the seniors in TERI put pressure on him to ‘ask’ the complainant to settle the matter out of court.

Meanwhile, Pachauri has said that the new application was a ruse to delay orders of the High Court as the complainant herself had relocated to London. This comes after repeated complaints from the victim that the organisation has done nothing to help her case. Pachauri, who headed TERI for more than 30 years, was accused of sexually harassing a 29-year-old female researcher. He has so far denied the allegations.