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Court orders framing of charges against former Teri chief R K Pachauri – Times of India


Veteran climate scientist and former chief of TERI, RK Pachauri, will now be framed under IPC sections 354 (outraging her modesty), 354 A (making physical contact, unwelcome and sexually coloured remark) and section 509 (teasing and using vulgar gesture and actions) after a woman researcher levelled charges of sexual harassment against him in 2015.TIMESOFINDIA.COM | Updated: Sep 14, 2018, 16:35 ISTHighlightsR K Pachauri will be framed for outraging modesty, making unwelcome physical contact and for using vulgar gesture and actionsThe survivor was a woman researcher who used to work directly under the veteran climate scientist NEW DELHI: Delhi Saket court has ordered framing of charges against former Teri chief RK Pachauri in a sexual harassment case. Next hearing in the matter will be held on October 20. The survivor in a statement after court’s order said that she is relieved and exhausted. “Chuffed to bits. This has not been easy. This is a big big leap towards the truth. I am relieved and exhausted fighting RK Pachauri,” she was quoted as saying by news agency ANI. Metropolitan magistrate Charu Gupta ordered framing of charges under sections 354 (outraging her modesty), 354 A (making physical contact, unwelcome and sexually coloured remark) and section 509 (teasing and using vulgar gesture and actions) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The court, however, discharged him of certain other sections and said that it will formally frame the charges on October 20. Pachauri has been charged with sexual harassment by a woman researcher who used to work directly under the veteran climate scientist and later resigned from her job as she felt ‘let down’ by Teri. She has now moved to another organisation. On February 13 2015, an FIR was registered against Pachauri on charges of sexual harassment of a former employee. In February 2016, another woman came out in public making similar allegations against Pachauri. The woman, who claimed Pachauri made sexual advances at her more than 10 years ago, had also slammed Teri for appointing Pachauri as executive vice-chairman. (With inputs from agencies) In Video: Sexual harassment case: Environmentalist RK Pachauri to be charged From around the web More from The Times of India From the WebMore From The Times of India more from times of india News,

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