New Delhi, Dec. 3 : A Delhi Court on Thursday adjourned former The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) director general Rajendra K. Pachauri’s alleged sexual harassment case till December 17. Pachauri, who headed TERI for more than 30 years, was accused of sexually harassing a 29-year-old female researcher in his think-tank. He denied the allegations. Also Read - 'Tika Lagao, Beer Le Jao': This Gurgaon Restaurant is Offering Free Beer to People Who Show Their Vaccine Card
The woman complainant had last month resigned from TERI, accusing it of mistreating and not protecting her as an employee. Pachauri (74) was granted anticipatory bail in the case in March this year and was allowed to enter his office premises, barring the entry into the head office and the Gurgaon office. (Also Read: Congress laments Centre for disruptions in RS) Also Read - Teenaged Boy Held for Stalking, Harassing Trainee Air Hostess on Instagram
In July, he was removed from TERI, which he headed for more than 30 years. The woman claimed the Indian scientist began harassing her by sending her unwanted emails, text and WhatsApp messages soon after she joined the non-profit think-tank in September 2013. Her lawyers say Pachauri persisted despite her requests to stop doing so. Also Read - Kangana Ranaut Blasts Sanjay Raut as he Gets Accused of Harassment by Film Producer, Says 'Proven Right'
Pachauri’s lawyers had said his computer and mobile phone were hacked and that vested interests were maligning him because of his stance on global warming. Pachauri, who had been the chair of the U.N. Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) since 2002, was forced to quit in February this year, ending 13 turbulent years in charge of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning group. He was one of the world’s leading voices on the issue of global warming, before he quit.