Environmentalist RK Pachauri to be charged in sexual harassment case: Delhi court
The court said that all reportage on the matter should carry Pachauri's or his representative's views as well. Photograph: (Zee News Network)
Delhi's Saket Court on Friday ordered framing of charges against Environmentalist and former Director General of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), RK Pachauri, in a sexual harassment case, news agency ANI reported. The matter will be next heard on October 20.
The victim expressed happiness over the court's order adding that fighting Pachauri has been exhausting.
"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," the victim stated.
Chuffed to bits. This has not been easy. This is a big big leap towards the truth. I am relieved & exhausted fighting RK Pachauri: Victim's statement after Delhi's Saket Court orders framing of charges against Environmentalist RK Pachauri in a sexual harassment case https://t.co/DxENDvxbiE— ANI (@ANI) September 14, 2018
After registration of an FIR against him by a colleague in 2015, and with more women raising allegations in the months that followed, a civil suit was filed by Pachauri against some media houses in 2016.
Pachauri had filed the plea for injunction alleging defamation and sought damages amounting to Rs one crore against some media houses, one of the women who had complained against him and her lawyer.
(With inputs from agencies)