Delhi high court dismisses plea to cancel Pachauri’s anticipatory bail1 min read . Updated: 14 Mar 2016, 12:41 AM IST
Pachauri went on leave from Teri last month, but continues to hold all posts, including that of the executive vice chairman in the Teri's governing council
New Delhi: The Delhi high court on Friday dismissed an application seeking cancellation of anticipatory bail granted to The Energy and Resources Institute (Teri) executive vice president R.K. Pachauri in a sexual harassment case.
Pachauri, who was appointed executive vice president of Teri in February, is being investigated on a complaint of sexual harassment by a junior colleague.
The Delhi police filed its chargesheet against Pachauri this week, accusing him of sexual harassment, criminal intimidation, stalking, criminal force and actions intended to outrage the modesty of a woman—all punishable under the Indian Penal Code.
Pachauri was granted anticipatory bail in March 2015.
The complainant’s lawyer, Prashant Mendiratta, told the court that Pachauri had tried to induce the complainant to settle the case out of court. This constituted grounds for cancellation of bail, he argued.
Pachauri denied these claims.
R.K. Pachauri went on leave from Teri last month, but continues to hold all posts, including that of the executive vice chairman in the institute’s governing council.