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 - 'Aaj Toh Nahi Rukegi Bus': Two Class 12 Girls Jump Off Moving Bus in Greater Noida To Escape Harassment
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 - Gurugram Police Arrests Man for Committing 3 Murders in 3 Consecutive Nights
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 - Traffic Snarls at Border Crossings as Delhi Police Intensify Checking Amid Farmers' Protest March
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.